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Emma

Emma( )
Author: Austen, Jane
Foreword by: Lycett, Andrew
Series title:Fine Edition Ser.
ISBN:978-0-9558818-8-6
Publication Date:Jun 2010
Publisher:Whites / White's Books Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

Emma, the comic and sharply observed story of young Emma Woodhouse's education in life, is regarded by many as Jane Austen's most perfect novel. Introduced to the reader as "handsome, clever, and rich," Emma Woodhouse is also a spoiled, meddling matchmaker--Austen's most flawed, and possibly most endearing heroine. Her fourth published novel, and the last to appear before her death, this lively comedy of manners is the work of an incisive...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Coming Of Age
Fiction / Women
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9.5 x 1.6 Inches
Book Weight:2.02 Pounds
Author Biography
Austen, Jane (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.

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