Synopses & Reviews
Emma (1816), is Jane Austen's comic masterpiece in which Emma Woodhouse finds her match-making skills sadly misdirected as she learns humility and self-knowledge at the same time as she discovers love. This edition features a new Introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald which examines the pleasure given by Emma's reassuringly stable world as well as by its comedy, and examines the relationships, imagery, and continuing power of Austen's last and perhaps greatest novel.
About the Author
's most recent novel, The Blue Flower
, was awarded the American National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1998.