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Publisher Comments:

Emma is bright, pretty, rich, supremely self-assured, and determined to impose her romantic ideals on all those around her. Her well-ordered life is about to change, though, as she embarks on a journey of growth and discovery described with the wit, grace, and style and humor that is Jane Austen's unforgettable signature.

Synopsis:

Emma has long played matchmaker for her friends and believes her own heart immune from the lures of love. This is a fascinating, hilarious coming-of-age tale of one woman seeking her true nature and finding true love in the process.

About the Author

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 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 July 18, 1817.

As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published 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 (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 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.

Margaret Drabble is recipient of many prestigious awards for her writing, which includes works of nonfiction as well as numerous novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451526274
Introduction:
Drabble, Margaret
Author:
Drabble, Margaret
Author:
Jeffries, Sabrina
Author:
Austen, Jane
Author:
Hough, Graham
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Mate selection
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
96-678
Publication Date:
19960401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.92x4.32x.74 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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