Emma by Jane Austen is a comedy of manners featuring the eponymously titled Emma, an avowed spinster and matchmaker (at the age of 21) who is convinced that she knows best who should marry whom.
However, having almost ruined the prospects of Harriet Smith, her protégée, and been reprimanded by her good friend, George Knightly, Emma finally learns a little humility. She also comes to surprising conclusions about love and marriage.
About the Product:
Publication date: 2021
Length: 412 pages
About the Author:
Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775. As a child she wrote plays and parodies to amuse her family but began writing novels in earnest during her teens.
Her first published work was Sense and Sensibility, which she began to write sometime around 1797, before it reached the public in 1811. After that she wrote five more novels that have led her to her becoming one of the most recognised names in English literature today.
Celebrated for her strong female characters and her sharp insights into English middle-class life in the early 19th century, the five novels Austen penned alongside Sense and Sensibility - Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma and Persuasion – remain classics beloved by every new generation of reader.
Her last novel, Persuasion, was written in 1815-1816, while Jane Austen was suffering from her fatal illness. She was still working on some revisions at the time of her death in 1817. The novel was published posthumously by her brother, Henry Austen.