Emma by Jane Austen


byJane Austen

Kobo ebook | July 27, 2016

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The book’s title character, Emma Woodhouse, is radiant in her beauty, bright in her intellect, but still ignorant in her youth. After the marriage of her governess to a widower, she mistakenly attributes the happy union to herself alone. Believing she is a gifted matchmaker, she attempts to find a suitable husband for her friend, Harriet Smith, which gives way to a comical series of errors. Despite the comic brilliance of the novel, what shines beneath is Emma’s journey towards finding herself, growing from a young heiress into a mature woman.

As with many Austen works, the characters are formidable. Alongside Emma is her father, a somewhat paranoid, but still likeable man. The setting of Highbury includes an amusing cast: Miss Bates, a talkative seamstress; Mr. Elton, an ambitious minister; Frank Churchill, a lover of sorts; Mr. Knightley, Emma’s brother-in-law and her voice of reason; and other unique characters that are not easily forgotten.

Austen’s skillful storytelling takes a tale of an imprudent young girl’s romantic pursuits and transforms it into a satirical bildungsroman. Emma is a tale that first delighted readers when it was released in 1816, and its acclaim has only risen, as each generation seems to appreciate Austen’s brilliance even more than the last.

This edition includes:

  • A biography of Jane Austen to introduce the text.
Title:EmmaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 27, 2016Publisher:Empire PublishingLanguage:English

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