Synopses & Reviews
I never have been in love;
it is not my way, or my nature;
and I do not think I ever shall.
Emma Woodhouse is certain of one thing: that shes an excellent matchmaker . . . even though shes never been in love. Emma dives into the game of finding an admirer for her newest project, Harriet Smith. But Emma quickly realizes shes in over her head and that she might lose everything if she keeps playing. Beautifully presented for a modern teen audience, this is the must-have edition of Jane Austens timeless romantic satire.
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) lived her entire life in a close-knit family on the lower fringes of the English gentry. Between 1811 and 1816, with the successive releases of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma, she achieved noteworthy success as a published writer. Two further novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in the year following her death from illness. Though her work was not widely read during her lifetime, the second half of the twentieth century saw a flourishing of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture. Known for their wit and sharp insight into social conventions, Austens novels about love, relationships, and society have earned her a place in history as one of the most cherished writers in English literature.