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Emma

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

About the Book

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma, however, is also rather spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 459-460.

Series
A Norton critical edition
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.7
Library of Congress
PZ3.A93 Em44, PR4034.E5 Em44

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 460 p.
Number of pages
460

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5982608M
Internet Archive
emmaauthoritativ00aust
ISBN 10
0393042812
ISBN 13
9780393042818
LC Control Number
66011791
Library Thing
7205709
Goodreads
535673
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