Posted by Haley on September 14, 1997 at 18:00:55:
In response to What would you call "Emma" if not "Emma"?, written by Kate on September 14, 1997 at 17:19:38
] Three of JA's other books are given titles in relation to their themes or action: Sense and Sensibility, Prida and Prejudice and Persuasion. JA seems to have called this one "Emma" because she wanted to direct attention at her major character.
] But what would she have called it if she was wanting to follow the lead taken in two previously published books (S&S and P&P) and one that followed (P)?
] Any thoughts?
the definition is: one under the care and protection of an influential person...
Hmm... sounds like the relationship between Emma and Harriet, Emma and Mrs. Weston and Emma and Mr. Knightley... only of course Emma switching roles from teacher to student in the various roles...
The other name I thought of was :
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Match
hee hee :)
Or more in the vein of Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey :
Life In Highbury
Or maybe just plain...
Hmmm naw on the last three :)
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