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Emma - Jane Austen

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Published: 1st November 2011
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Jane Austen's charming and beloved novel, now presented in a stunning teen edition-the perfect companion for our hugely popular teen edition of PRIDE & PREJUDICE and the forthcoming teen editions of SENSE & SENSIBILITY and PERSUASION. Ages: 13+ Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever, and rich-and certain of one thing: that she's an excellent matchmaker . . . even though she's never been in love. Emma puts herself in charge of finding an admirer for her newest project, Harriet Smith. But Emma quickly realizes she's in over her head and that she might lose everything if she keeps treating love like a game. Ages: 13+

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.

Jane Austen was extremely modest about her own genius, describing her work to her nephew, Edward, as 'the little bit (two Inches wide) of Ivory, on which I work with so fine a Brush, as produces little effect after much labour'.

As a girl she wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were published only after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime.

These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1817 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

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ISBN: 9780062065964
ISBN-10: 0062065963
Series: Gothic Cover Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st November 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.6  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.45