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Emma (Collins Classics)

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by Jane Austen
     
 

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HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.'I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.'Beautiful, rich, self-assured and witty, Emma Woodhouse delights in match-making those around her, with no apparent care for her own romantic life. Taking young Harriet Smith under her wing, Emma sets her sights on

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HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.'I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.'Beautiful, rich, self-assured and witty, Emma Woodhouse delights in match-making those around her, with no apparent care for her own romantic life. Taking young Harriet Smith under her wing, Emma sets her sights on finding a suitable match for her friend. Chided for her mistakes by old friend Mr Knightley, it is only when Harriet starts to pursue her own love interests that Emma realizes the true hidden depths of her own heart. Delightful, engaging and entertaining, Emma is arguably Austen's most well-loved social comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007382446
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/03/2010
Series:
Collins Classics
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HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
904,592
File size:
626 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist whose work centred on social commentary and realism. Her works of romantic fiction are set among the landed gentry, and she is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date of Death:
July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:
Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:
Taught at home by her father

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Emma 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 448 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I love Pride and Prejudice the best, Emma is definitely my second favorite of Ausent's works. I prefer the story of the former novel, but other than that I can say that I love, love, absolutely love Emma. As much as I adore Mr. Darcy (Along with every other female in the world) it must be confessed that I am madly in love with Mr. Knightly, and I read the entire book just for the scenes he is in. Although Pride and Prejudice can be called perfect, I find the Declaration-of-Love scene in Emma to be much more endearing and wonderful. I find that love of Pride and Prejudice generally has to be shared, since it is such a well known story, even to the most illiterate of people. As Emma is not as ubiquitously loved, I feel like the book has a more exclusive place in my heart, and that makes me love it all the more.
SillyWillyShakespeare More than 1 year ago
Emma is a hilarious novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. As I escaped into the twists and turns of the social circle in Emma's small town, I found myself laughing, crying, berating characters, and gushing about how much I loved this book. Emma's blindness to what is going on around her in the way of love endears her even more. Emma is beautiful, charming, and what every young lady in those days ought to be. She's a dutiful daughter, and usually very proper, though she has a love of matchmaking, something she really isn't very good at. She encounters very memorable characters and finds herself in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Austen is one of the most talented novelists I know of. The first book I read by Austen is Pride and Prejudice, and when I had the opportunity to read another for pleasure as well as academics, I couldn’t pass it up. The novel, Emma, consists of advanced vocabulary and complex word phrasing, but with a dictionary by my side, nothing was in my way. Once I picked it up, it was hard to put it back down. In the novel Emma, Emma Woodhouse is the only lady in the house of many men. She therefore makes all the important decisions and has a degree of power and independence. Throughout the life of Emma, there are many situations in which any typical teenage girl can relate to. Emma doesn’t believe in finding her so called soul mate, so she meddles with others’ to help them find theirs. Regardless, she is admired and respected by all. One of the most powerful messages I acquired from this novel is learning that you cannot prevent the inevitable. Whatever road you are on is the one you are meant to take. To get to the man of her dreams, Mr. Knightley, it wasn't quite the simplest road ever. She goes through five weddings, a half-dozen major misunderstandings, and 400 pages pass before she learns of it, but Emma's ending is as happy and triumphant as the close of Pride and Prejudice. In the beginning of the book up until about the 250 page mark, the story is somewhat slow, but as Emma discovers that her love matchmaking isn’t quite working out for her, Mr. Knightley’s charm speeds up the book. Although the language is somewhat difficult to interpret, it's worth the read. The story is witty, charming and full of loveable characters. I guarantee that you will have the hardest time putting the book down. Although Emma is one of the longer books Jane Austen has written, it is inspirational in every way from beginning to end. It is a comedy of Emma as she learns to find her happily ever after. Emma is, without a doubt, one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I rarely ever have the time to pick up a well written book and read it from front to back, but I can honestly say that this book fulfilled that need; definitely a good book to pick up on a rainy weekend.
Zipperhips More than 1 year ago
I loved Emma. Then again, I also loved Clueless, and guess which one was easier to get through?
Vovo More than 1 year ago
Emma Woodhouse is a character who is wealthy, prejudiced, witty yet ignorant, innocent yet blameable, and altogether lovely. She is admired by her friends and held in doting compassion by all of her readers. When Emma seeks to aid her poor, orphaned friend Harriet Smith in finding a rich husband, she sets herself up for learning a few very difficult life lessons. She learns what it is to be humbled, to be wrong, to be accused, and, ultimately, to be forgiven. Jane Austen had a knack for writing good, clean romances with somewhat surprising endings. In Pride and Prejudice, there is an elopement. In Sense and Sensibility, there is a canceled engagement. In Emma, there is a secret engagement between two characters which is not revealed until the end. It is very common knowledge that Austen did not believe her readers would like her Emma. Despite what the authoress may have originally thought, Emma is still in print after two hundred years of being enjoyed by generation upon generation of readers. The story is beautiful, imaginative, and realistic- a story that people of every age can fully appreciate. Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfect. She is attractive, wealthy, and graceful. She visits the poor, attends church, and nourishes her friendships. But, like all mankind, she has little flaws hiding beneath her bonnet. She harbors a high opinion of herself and of her intellect. She feels that she is capable of speaking things into existence. She learns, as we all do, that her whims and fancies must be bridled. She learns that her opinions are not superior and that she does not possess power over love. I greatly enjoyed reading Emma. She was someone I could relate to, understand, laugh at, cry with, and applaud in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is inscrutable.
Anonymous 10 hours ago
She is a teen but now mom with color changing eyes.......she wears a hood most of the time
Anonymous 5 days ago
He sighed, resting in a tree.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I'll be yours.
Anonymous 9 days ago
ello....he says in a british accent
Anonymous 9 days ago
((Sorry guys, I'm not gonna be able to be in this rp anymore. It's just some real-world problems, bye ;~; I'll miss you guys... especially you, Rezon, you were the first person to talk to me here X3 bye...))
Anonymous 9 days ago
A nymph glides in. "Hello," she said. Her elvish features seemed to shift with different tree or leaf patterns.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I walk in, utterly confused. "Hello??" (Hello, Im new here. Call me Jessie if you're simply talking to me. Oh, and if I may ask, where are bios??)
Anonymous 9 days ago
Walks in.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Kenta)) A cute, nervous centaur girl trots in. Her long, blonde hair spills down her back and shoulders. Her horse ears flick at the top of her head. Her lower body is a chesnut brown stallion. She has a long, thick, tail, the color of the sky. Her dress has no straps, just reaches up to below her shoulders. It drapes over the lower half of her body, reaching halfway up the back, the fabric spilling over the front. On her hooves, hardly hanging on, are crushed, tiny slippers. They suggest a failled attempt to get shoes onto a centauress.
Anonymous 11 days ago
She wandered around, a small puff of air escaping her lips from her amazment at the woods' natural beauty.
Anonymous 11 days ago
*GASP!!!!!*
Anonymous 11 days ago
So what happened to the old woods?
Anonymous 4 months ago
What an excellent version of this classic tale of romance. The end always makes me do a little happy dance.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Anonymous 8 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an easier Jane Austen book to read and I loved it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book i have ever read.