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Emma (Dover Thrift Editions)

Emma (Dover Thrift Editions)
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  • Author:Jane Austen
  • Publisher:Dover Publications
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $3.50
  • Buy New: $1.60
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  • Seller:lawbkstore
  • Sales Rank:7,060
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:384
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):8.3 x 5.2 x 0.9
  • Publication Date:December 23, 1998
  • MPN:9780486406480
  • ISBN:0486406482
  • UPC:800759406487
  • EAN:9780486406480
  • ASIN:0486406482
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Synopsis

When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse — one of Jane Austen's immortal creations — flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protégé, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English-village romance. Beneath its considerable wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding.
Emma abounds in the droll character sketches at which Jane Austen excelled. In addition to the well-intentional heroine and her hypochondriacal father, the village of Highbury during the Regency period is populated by an amusing circle of friends and family — kindhearted but tedious Miss Bates, a chatterbox spinster; ambitious Mr. Elton, a social-climbing parson; Frank Churchill, an enigmatic Romeo; Mr. Knightley, Emma's brother-in-law and the voice of her better nature; and a cluster of other finely drawn, unforgettable personalities.
The author's skill at depicting the follies of human nature in a manner both realistic and affectionate elevates this tale of provincial matchmaking to the heights of scintillating satire. A classic of English literature that has delighted readers since its 1816 publication, the novel is now available in this high-quality, inexpensive edition sure to charm a new generation.


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