Synopses & Reviews
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich…
Emma is also overly confident in her abilities as a matchmaker for the residents of Highbury in Jane Austens widely beloved classic novel. Although convinced that she herself will never marry, Emma makes finding the perfect partner for her new friend, Harriet Smith, her most pressing project. It is a well-meaning endeavor that leads both women into a complex tangle of intrigues, misunderstandings, and conflicts of affection, especially after several new admirers come to the fore whose sights are maddeningly set on the wrong woman. Matters of the heart are never as simple as they seem.
Jane Austens charming novel of love, friendship, and social grace is a timeless classic—as fresh, funny, and poignant as it was when first written.
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.