Emma (1816) is Jane Austen's comic masterpiece in which Emma Woodhouse finds her match-making skills sadly misdirected as she learns humility and self-knowledge at the same time as she discovers love.
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Perhaps the out-and-out funniest of Jane Austen's books. Telling the story of a heroine Austen feared readers would actively dislike, Emma has turned out to be a character whose creation was necessary to the development of the spoiled rich kid genre of literature, TV and movies. Since Emma knows what's best for everybody, she sets about trying to straighten the world out. It doesn't work. Fortunately, before completely screwing up everyone else's life, she gets her head screwed on straight and for the first time sees what it's all about.Book Description:
Emma is Austen's most technically accomplished novel, with a hidden plot, the full implications of which are only revealed by a second reading. The text presented here retains the spelling and punctuation of the first edition of 1816, allowing readers to see the novel as Austen's contemporaries first encountered it. The volume provides comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction, a chronology of Austen's life, and an authoritative textual apparatus. This edition is an indispensable resource for all scholars and readers of Austen.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1971. Book Condition: Fair. Re-bound by library.This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 2839809
Book Description Oxford University, London, 1971. Octavo; VG/VG-; Green/red spine with white text; DJ shows some slight edgewear, small 0.25" closed tears on upper spine, pen marks on rear cover interior flap; Boards strong, minimal rubbing to corners; Textblock slightly age-toned, very faint discoloration on exterior head/fore edge; Binding strong; 440pp. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-3-1282693
Book Description Oxford UP, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. USED Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. no dustjacket. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spines. Illustrated throughout. A few with spine a little sunned and have owner's name on front page. Lightly foxing to pages. markings on the inside. Generally a sound and very attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 89246