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Emma By Jane Austen
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Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of... More > genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.< Less
Emma By Jane Austen
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Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of... More > genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.< Less
EMMA By Jane Austen
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Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of... More > genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.< Less
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Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as 'handsome, clever, and rich' but is also... More > rather spoiled. Prior to starting the novel, Austen wrote, 'I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like.'< Less
Emma By Jane Austen
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'Emma' was written by Jane Austen in 1816. In all her novels, she is primarily a moral writer, striving to establish criteria of sound judgement and right conduct in human life. In Emma she presents... More > her lesson so astutely and so dramatically, with such a minimum of exposition, that she places extreme demands upon the reader's perceptiveness. Get ready for Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy of manners with wit and vivacity, that brings the characters to life. Mr. Woodhouse worries and frets, Miss Bates chatters on, and Emma blithely manipulates and misunderstands her friends and family until she finally learns her lesson!< Less
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Published at the end of 1815 by Austen’s new publisher John Murray, Emma was Austen’s fourth novel and the last to be published in her lifetime. The plot concerns the success or otherwise... More > of the eponymous character’s attempts at matchmaking and ultimately at her own marriage. To complicate the matter Austen deliberately made Emma an unsympathetic person, prone to righteousness and pontificating, thus creating a sense of jeopardy. Not for her, but for those she ‘helps’ along. Emma contrasts with Austen’s other novels by removing the financial imperative from the lead character; she is not obliged to marry out of concern for her security. Yet in removing this motivation, Austen doesn’t provide Emma with much sense of her own affections and when her fate is resolved, it comes about just as more by happenstance than design. A contrast indeed from her own meddling.< Less
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Emma is a charming tale of romance and manners. Emma Woodhouse, a young lady who has everything, is a determined matchmaker. She has no problem meddling in the lives of everyone around her, but when... More > it comes to her own romantic life, is surprisingly obtuse. And of course, nothing ends up going according to plan. But it is her old friend and confidante, Knightley, who might be the biggest surprise in her life.< Less
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Emma fancies herself as a quite the matchmaker, but has problems sorting out matters of the heart for herself.
Emma By Jane Austen
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Emma Woodhouse, the novel’s heroine is, “handsome, clever, and rich." Yet these qualities are also balanced by being spoilt, wilful and overconfident. Emma is Jane Austen’s... More > classic novel of genteel life amongst women in Regency England. Emma is a young, un-married lady who believes that she has both the knowledge and right to interfere in the love lives of others. However, she greatly overestimates her matchmaking skills and is even in danger of making a very bad match herself. Emma was first published in 1815.< Less
Emma By Jane Austen
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Emma Woodhouse is the lovely, lively, willful, and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant... More > friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma puzzles and blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small town undergoing historical transition. Written with matchless wit and irony, judged by many to be her finest novel, Emma has been adapted many times for film and television. This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the novel.< Less