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Emma

by Jane Austen

Penguin Books | January 12, 2010 | Trade Paperback

3.75 out of 5 rating. 4 Reviews
With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen''s most flawless work. Now, with the BBC''s superior adaptation, this captivating story is sure to win the hearts of countless new fans.

Beautiful, smart, rich-and single-Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: January 12, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143117807

ISBN - 13: 9780143117803

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Emma

Emma

by Jane Austen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: January 12, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143117807

ISBN - 13: 9780143117803

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With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen''s most flawless work. Now, with the BBC''s superior adaptation, this captivating story is sure to win the hearts of countless new fans.

Beautiful, smart, rich-and single-Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

About the Author

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817.

As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

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