Long praised for its rich detail and perfect craftsmanship, Emma is one of those classic masterpieces that readers go back to again and again for its inexhaustible fund of irresistible humanity.
Emma is considered by many readers to be Jane Austen's crowning achievement, a timeless comedy of manners that lays bare the limits on women's autonomy in Regency England. The disparity between Emma Woodhouse's self-confidence and self-knowledge, and her determination to arrange marriages for her friends while avoiding one for herself, leads to a painful series of misunderstandings for everyone who suffers from her well-meaning altruism - and with Mr Knightley being the only person of her acquaintance who has the good sense to challenge her, Emma must eventually recognise her match in every sense.
About the Author
Jane Austen was a major English novelist, whose brilliantly witty, elegantly structured satirical fiction marks the transition in English literature from 18th century neo-classicism to 19th century romanticism.
Series: Oneworld Classics
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition