Emma

    • 4.2 • 153 Ratings

Publisher Description

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.


Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma, however, is also rather spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray.

  • GENRE
    Romance
    RELEASED
    2010
    January 21
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    657
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    The Project Gutenberg
    SELLER
    Scott Reid
    SIZE
    672.7
    KB

    Customer Reviews

    I'm a 16 year old girl. ,

    Jane Austen’s best work

    I giggled and swooned from cover-to-cover :-)

    Nehemiah B. ,

    Magnificent Read!

    This novel is eloquently written and expertly composed. I have read Jane Austen before, but never this book. After completing Emma, my love for Austen’s writing is only further solidified. I recommend reading it aloud to someone you care about.

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