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Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. 

The Penguin English Library Edition of Emma by Jane Austen

'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall'
Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.
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    9780141199528

    September 19, 2012

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    9781846078460

    November 2, 2009

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    9780141192475

    September 28, 2009

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  • Paperback

    9780099511168

    October 1, 2007

    Vintage Classics

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  • Paperback

    9780141439587

    May 5, 2003

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  • Emma
    Jane Austen

    Hardback

    9781857150360

    December 2, 1991

    Everyman

    484 pages

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  • Emma
    Jane Austen, Jane Austen, Jane Austen

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    9780553212730

    January 1, 1985

    Bantam US

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  • Emma
    Jane Austen

    EBook

    9780141974521

    September 26, 2012

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    496 pages

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    9781407090580

    December 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    512 pages

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    9781409071174

    July 1, 2010

    BBC Digital

    512 pages

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  • Emma
    Jane Austen, Jane Austen, Jane Austen

    EBook

    9780141920023

    July 3, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    448 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780143107712

    November 18, 2015

    Penguin Classics

    496 pages

    RRP $26.99

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