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Edgar and Emma: A Novel After Jane Austen

Edgar and Emma: A Novel After Jane Austen

by Robert Rodi


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As a teenager, Jane Austen wrote "Edgar and Emma"-a withering satire on sentimental novels running four uproarious pages. Now Robert Rodi has taken the brief text of this early story and expanded it into a full-length novel in the mature Austen style. Here you'll find all the hallmarks of Austen's immortal masterworks: a witty heroine, a hesitant hero, a romantic rival, a charismatic cad, several indefatigable talkers, a shattering crisis, shocking secrets revealed, and moments of the highest hilarity. You'll also find some character types new to the extended Austensphere, including a firebrand preacher, a pair of ardent dog lovers, and a sardonic Oxford don. It's a brilliantly witty homage to a beloved novelist's oeuvre, by the acclaimed author of "Bitch In a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen from the Stiff, the Simps, the Snobs and the Saps."

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ISBN-13: 9781539550051
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2016
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Robert Rodi is the author of ten novels, two memoirs, one story collection, and two volumes of literary criticism; he's also an accomplished monologist and musician. He lives in Chicago with his husband Jeffrey Smith and a constantly shifting number of dogs. For additional information visit his website,

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