Emma

£4.99

Emma is considered by many to be Austen’s finest and most representative novel. The story of Emma Woodhouse’s matchmaking, and her awakening to the true feelings of others as well as herself, is told with consummate wit and humour.

ISBN: 9780198837756 Author: Austen, Jane Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 3rd March 2022 Imprint: Oxford University Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.7 (edition:23) Pages: 448 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

‘I wonder what will become of her!’So speculate the friends and neighbours of Emma Woodhouse, the lovely, lively, wilful,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 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 anda 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 new edition emphasises the novel’s extraordinary technical audacity. While apparently conservative in its choice of setting and range of characters, it was – and is – a formally revolutionary work.

In stock