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When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse—one of Jane Austen's immortal creations—flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protégé, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English-village romance. Beneath its considerable wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding.

Emma abounds in the droll character sketches at which Jane Austen excelled. In addition to the well-intentional heroine and her hypochondriacal father, the village of Highbury during the Regency period is populated by an amusing circle of friends and family—kindhearted but tedious Miss Bates, a chatterbox spinster; ambitious Mr. Elton, a social-climbing parson; Frank Churchill, an enigmatic Romeo; Mr. Knightley, Emma's brother-in-law and the voice of her better nature; and a cluster of other finely drawn, unforgettable personalities.

The author's skill at depicting the follies of human nature in a manner both realistic and affectionate elevates this tale of provincial matchmaking to the heights of scintillating satire. A classic of English literature that has delighted readers since its 1816 publication, the novel is now available in this high-quality, inexpensive edition sure to charm a new generation.

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When the bright and beautiful young heiress from whom this novel takes its name finds herself in want of occupation, she takes up matchmaking--much to her neighbors' distraction and the reader's mirth.

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In one of Austen's finest novels, a lively young heiress takes up matchmaking and creates comic confusion for a social-climbing parson, a chatterbox spinster, an enigmatic Romeo, and others in a 19th-century English village.

Synopsis:

Sparkling comedy of provincial manners concerns a well-intentioned young heiress and her matchmaking schemes that result in comic confusion for the inhabitants of a 19th-century English village. Droll characterizations of the well-intentioned heroine, her hypochondriacal father, plus many other finely drawn personalities make this sparkling satire of provincial life one of Jane Austen's finest novels.

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ISBN:
9780486406480
Author:
Austen, Jane
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
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Mate selection
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.59 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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"Synopsis" by , When the bright and beautiful young heiress from whom this novel takes its name finds herself in want of occupation, she takes up matchmaking--much to her neighbors' distraction and the reader's mirth.
"Synopsis" by ,
In one of Austen's finest novels, a lively young heiress takes up matchmaking and creates comic confusion for a social-climbing parson, a chatterbox spinster, an enigmatic Romeo, and others in a 19th-century English village.
"Synopsis" by ,
Sparkling comedy of provincial manners concerns a well-intentioned young heiress and her matchmaking schemes that result in comic confusion for the inhabitants of a 19th-century English village. Droll characterizations of the well-intentioned heroine, her hypochondriacal father, plus many other finely drawn personalities make this sparkling satire of provincial life one of Jane Austen's finest novels.
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