Penguin English Library
A fascinating, humorous, and timeless coming-of-age tale featuring one of Jane Austen's most memorable characters.
“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition…had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.”
The celebrated opening of Jane Austen’s Emma introduces readers to a supremely self-assured and accomplished young woman who believes herself immune to romance. By turns brilliant and foolish, self-aware and self-deluding, Emma “leaps from error to error,” writes Margaret Drabble in her incisive Introduction, wreaking comic havoc in the lives of those around her. The mature flowering of Austen’s singular and prolific genius, Emma is the compelling story of a woman seeking her true nature and finding true love in the process.
With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble
and an Afterword by Sabrina Jeffries
““A great artist, equal in her small sphere to Shakespeare.”—Alfred Lord Tennyson”