This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma features:
• 40 b&w illustrations by Hugh Thomson
• 8 full-color illustrations by Philip Gough
• an informative Introduction
• a detailed Biography and Bibliography
The fourth and last novel Jane Austen published during her lifetime, Emma remains one of her most popular, critically acclaimed, and adapted works. Emma Woodhouse, firmly established at the age of 21 as the head of a well-off household that comprises her and her persnickety father, has no intention of ever marrying. But she is more than eager to act as matchmaker for her friends. Well-meaning and always confident of knowing what’s best, Emma has a few blindspots when it comes to affairs of the heart. Jane Austen’s Emma is charming, infuriating, insightful, romantic, and above all, funny. A must read for any fan of Jane Austen.