Emma [NOOK Book]

Overview

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about 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 ...
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Emma

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Overview

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about 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; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; and she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives and is often mistaken about the meanings of others' actions. - from Wikipedia
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012244758
  • Publisher: McCarthy Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 329 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.

Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture. - from Wikipedia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2010

    Not a good copy

    While I enjoyed the book the copy was not good. There were words missing and signs in their place. It was not a good copy.

    26 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Do not get this edition!!!

    I'm deleting from my nook and re-purchasing the B&N Classics edition. This one has tons and tons of mistakes. Boooo!!!

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    HORIBLE LOTS OF TYPE MISTAKES

    I could not finish reading the book so many mistakes!!!! GET ANOTHER VERSION!!!!! For instance, instead of s in house there was A making houae instead of house!!! GET ANOTHER VERSION

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Bad quality pdf

    Do not download!

    12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Terrible format

    Really hard to read random symbols and spaces fill this book, it really disappointed me :(

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Typos galore

    So many misprints! Whats the point of a free book if you cant read it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    review

    This is actually the whole book but it has many misprints

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    review

    Only first volume with many misprints

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Emma

    Slow at first but in the middle it gets good. Emma is such a funny character. And mr knightley is charming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Decent

    The text of this free book is decent-definitely better than a lot of other free nook books! A few missing words and random symbols for letters, but I could usually make it out. I'd read it before though. The book itself is excellent. The copy is alright

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Emma

    Loved it! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Romance

    This book has a ton of romance but this edition is not good just on one page there are a ton of mistakes for instance it says sxteen instead of sixteen and another word I can't even tell what it is but I love Jane Austen

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Highly Recommend - Beautifully done!

    Another masterpiece by Harvard University Press!! If you love Jane Austen's works, you're going to LOVE this as well! The story is wonderful all in itself, but the addition of the notations & illustrations along the margins gives the reader more detail & understanding of the times when this was written. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I knew I would - I also own the previous two annotated editions done by HPU in this format, Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion. Can't wait for the rest of them to done so that I can add them to my collection!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Good book but typos....you get what you pay for ..

    Loved it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Great book bad copy

    While the book never disapoints this version had some problems making it hard to read. Random foot notes in the middle of paragrphs and punctuation.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    One of the first novels I ever read

    Emma is one of the first novels I recall reading as a preteen. I immediately fell in love with Mr. Knightley, and the cheeky banter he shares with the heroine. I saw a lot of myself in Emma as a young girl, flaws included, and knew I wanted an amazing declaration of love from my very own Mr. Knightley one day. I have a tattered paperback copy, beautiful leather bound bookshelf copy and now a new electronic copy for my nook. The story is witty, charming and full of loveable characters. A good rainy weekend read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    great

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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