This talk will introduce Emma - probably Jane Austen’s greatest novel. The heroine, though, certainly makes some bad mistakes. How does Jane Austen persuade us to like her? Focusing mainly on the first half of the novel we will compare what is apparently happening with what really is.
JOHN WILTSHIRE is Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University. He is the author of four books about Jane Austen, and has edited Mansfield Park for the authoritative Cambridge edition. His most recent publications are The Cinematic Jane Austen (2009) and The Making of Dr Johnson (2009). Hidden Jane Austen was published in May 2015.