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  • Published: 1 January 1985
  • ISBN: 9780553212730
  • Imprint: Bantam US
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $9.99

Emma

Penguin English Library




Emma, when first published in 1816, was written when Jane Austen was at the height of her powers. In it, we have her two greatest comic creations- the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and that quintissential bore, Miss Bates. In it, too, we have her most profound characterization: the witty, imaginative, self- deluded Emma, a heroine the author declared "no one but myself will much like," but who has been much loved by generations of readers. Delightfull funny, full of rich irony, Emma is regarded as one of Jane Austen's finest achievements.

  • Pub date: 1 January 1985
  • ISBN: 9780553212730
  • Imprint: Bantam US
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Author

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

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