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Emma Jane Austen

Emma By Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen


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Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest and most representative novel. The story of Emma Woodhouse's matchmaking, and her awakening to the true feelings of others as well as herself, is told with consummate wit and humour.

Emma Summary

Emma by Jane Austen

'I wonder what will become of her!' So speculate the friends and neighbours of Emma Woodhouse, the lovely, lively, wilful,and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma puzzles and blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small town undergoing historical transition. Written with matchless wit and irony, judged by many to be her finest novel, Emma has been adapted many times for film and television. This new edition emphasises the novel's extraordinary technical audacity. While apparently conservative in its choice of setting and range of characters, it was - and is - a formally revolutionary work.

About Jane Austen

John Mullan is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. He has previously edited editions of Daniel Defoe's Roxana (2008) and Samuel Johnson's The Lives of the Poets (2009) for Oxford World's Classics as well as Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (2019). He is the author of The Artful Dickens (Bloomsbury, 2020), What Matters in Jane Austen? (Bloomsbury, 2012), Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature (Faber & Faber, 2008), and How Novels Work (OUP, 2006).

Table of Contents

Introduction Select Bibliography A Chronology of Jane Austen EMMA Explanatory Notes

Additional information

NGR9780198837756
9780198837756
0198837755
Emma by Jane Austen
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20220303
432
N/A
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