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  • Published: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099589273
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $14.99

Emma (Vintage Classics Austen Series)



Part of the Vintage Classics Austen Series: all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed by writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by our finest contemporary writers

'Jane Austen's Emma is her masterpiece, mixing the sparkle of her early books with a deep sensibility' Observer

Emma is young, rich and independent. She has decided not to get married and instead spends her time organising her acquaintances' love affairs. Her plans for the matrimonial success of her new friend Harriet, however, lead her into complications that ultimately test her own detachment from the world of romance.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW MOTION

  • Published: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099589273
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • RRP: $14.99

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Praise for Emma (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Austen's characters are unquestionably one key to her greatness. Her understanding of the human heart is forensic and also frosted with the necessary detachment that gives deeper meaning to her rendering of human frailty

Guardian

It is the cleverest of books. I especially love the dialogue - every speech reveals the characters' obsessions and preoccupations, yet it remains perfectly natural...absolutely gripping

Susannah Clarke

Jane Austen is my favourite author! Shut up in measureless content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, while criticism slumbers

E.M. Forster

That young lady has a talent for describing the involvements of feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with

Sir Walter Scott

I'd like to write a play as perfect as Emma

Simon Gray

Whatever age you are, Austen has something for you. I would go further, in fact, to assert that a reader never comes away from an Austen novel empty-handed

Joanna Trollope

Who needs eReaders when book publishers are repackaging classic tales in beautiful covers like these? … Perfect for fans of the author

Bella

Beautifully designed… Perfect collectable gift for Austen fans and design devotees

So Darling

These might be the loveliest editions of Jane Austen’s novels we’ve seen in a long time

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