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Emma (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Emma (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Jane Austen

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Overview

It’s lovely to be young, beautiful, rich, and wise. Emma Woodhouse knows she has been blessed in many ways, not the least of which is in her natural gift for arranging the affairs of others. Having arranged a perfect marriage between her former governess Miss Taylor and the wealthy Mr. Weston—in spite of the doubts cast on her matchmaking prowess by her friend and neighbor Mr. Knightley—Emma launches a plan to save her new protégée, Harriet Smith, from an unsuitable marriage to Robert Martin, a modestly prosperous farmer.

The plan begins to go awry when Mr. Elton, the village vicar, who is her intended match for Harriet, misconstrues Emma’s attentions. Things degenerate further with the arrivals of Mr. Weston’s wealthy, handsome, charming son Frank Churchill and the beautiful and accomplished Jane Fairfax. Emma sees Frank as a new potential husband for Harriet, while others believe his sights are set directly on Emma, who has vowed never to marry. She keeps a wary eye on Jane, but Jane has worries of her own. Meanwhile, the normally clear-eyed, self-possessed Mr. Knightley is suddenly acting strangely.

In Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen has created a heroine whom, she said, “no-one but myself will much like.” In fact, Emma is a complex and recognizable character whose many faults and flaws are balanced by a generous heart and, ultimately, the rare and priceless ability to be honest with herself.

​This volume is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed foil-stamped binding, with distinctive colored edging and an attractive ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435171367
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 08/27/2021
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 3,807
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author known primarily for her six major novels set among the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Considered defining works of the Regency Era and counted among the best-loved classics of English literature, Austen’s books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The latter two were published after her death.

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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