Synopses & Reviews
Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoiled, vain, and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village, but her attempts at matchmaking lead to misunderstandings and potential heartbreak. Only her friend and neighbor Mr. Knightley dares to point out the mistakes she is making and encourages her to change her ways. Considered by many to be the best English novel, Emma is at once a charming love story, a detective story, and a comic and lively portrait of English life two hundred years ago. Emma is now a major BBC television series starring Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, and Michael Gambon. Jenny Agutter reads Jane Austens classic novel, complete and unabridged.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is often referred to as the world's premier female novelist. She is known for her brilliant satire and detailed insights to everyday life for the women of the Regency period.
Jenny Agutter has worked extensively on BBC television. She is also well-known for her film appearances, which include Act of God, Heroes and Villains, Walkabout, Logan's Run, An American Werewolf in London, and Equus.