Emma

Emma

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Emma (1816) is Jane Austen's most characteristic work. Convinced that she understands the world, Emma rules over her invalid father and the small social circle of Highbury with well-meaning tyranny. But she is highly fallible where love is concerned, and her failings there cause many misunderstandings - as well as giving the reader much enjoyment as order is restored. In her new introduction to this edition Terry Castle examines the pleasure given by Emma's reassuringly stable world and by its comedy, and examines the relationships, imagery, and continuing power of Austen's perhaps greatest novel.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 536 pages
  • 124 x 191 x 32mm | 562g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • plates
  • 0192547046
  • 9780192547040
  • 1,829,169

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'3 or 4 Families in a Country Village is the very thing to work on', Jane Austen wrote, in September 1814, to a niece with literary ambitions. The advice undoubtedly reflected Jane Austen's satisfaction with her own work in progress, a novel in which the village of Highbury provides the setting for the moral and emotional education of Emma Woodhouse, a heroine 'handsome, clever, and rich' but spoiled by 'the power of having rather too much her own way and a disposition to think a little too well of herself'.
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"A superb edition--the best available."--Gregory Maertz, St. John's University
"A good, inexpensive edition with helpful notes and annotations."--Sarah V. Cleve, Mount Olive College


"Good edition, reasonably priced."--Gillian Skinner, California State University "A superb edition--the best available."--Gregory Maertz, St. John's University
"A good, inexpensive edition with helpful notes and annotations."--Sarah V. Cleve, Mount Olive College
"Good edition, reasonably priced."--Gillian Skinner, California State University "A superb edition--the best available."--Gregory Maertz, St. John's University
"A good, inexpensive edition with helpful notes and annotations."--Sarah V. Cleve, Mount Olive College
"Good edition, reasonably priced."--Gillian Skinner, California State University "A superb edition--the best available."--Gregory Maertz, St. John's University
"A good, inexpensive edition with helpful notes and annotations."--Sarah V. Cleve, Mount Olive College
"Good edition, reasonably priced."--Gillian Skinner, California State University
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About Jane Austen

Jane Austen, geb. 1775 in Steventon (Hampshire) als Tochter eines Landpfarrers, ist die Schöpferin bedeutender klassischer Werke der englischen Literatur. Nach Meinung ihres Bruders führte sie 'ein ereignisloses Leben'. Sie starb 41-jährig, unverheiratet und kinderlos, an Tuberkulose. Ihre literarische Welt war die des englischen Landadels, deren wohl kaschierte Abgründe sie mit feiner Ironie und Satire entlarvte. Psychologisches Feingefühl und eine lebendige Sprache machen ihre scheinbar konventionellen Liebesgeschichten zu einer spannenden Lektüre.
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