Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.85 × 5.1 × 1.25 in
Published: March 29, 2011
Publisher: Penguin UK Juvenile
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 014133536X
ISBN - 13: 9780141335360
About the Book
The official TV tie-in edition to the new four-part BBC1 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
Emma is wealthy, beautiful, accomplished and a self-proclaimed matchmaker. When Emma meets Harriet Smith, a young girl of unknown parentage, Emma is convinced she can find Harriet a suitable husband. But, in her quest to find Harriet the perfect match, Emma jeopardizes Harriet's happiness and, much to her surprise, her own happiness too.
The much-loved Austen novel has been given a fresh look by award-winning writer Sandy Welch. With well-known actors taking the title roles -- Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller are Emma and Mr Knightley -- this promises to be a very special and enduring adaptation.
From the Publisher
Jane Austen's most witty novel, with a cool new cover design for today's generation.
About the Author
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.