Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever, rich, and quite certain she is immune to romance. Inspired by the recent marriage of her friend and governess, Emma decides to play matchmaker to a young girl, Harriet Smith. Emma's good-hearted, though misdirected, attempts proceed to cause many a comedic misunderstanding. Emma is a timeless tale of a young woman seeking her true nature and finding true love in the process.
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Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. So begins Jane Austen's comic masterpiece Emma. In Emma, Austen's prose brilliantly elevates, in the words of Virginia Woolf, the trivialities of day-to-day existence, of parties, picnics, and country dances of early-nineteenth-century life in the English countryside to an unrivaled level of pleasure for the reader. At the center of this world is the inimitable Emma Woodhouse, a self-proclaimed matchmaker who, by the novel's conclusion, just may find herself the victim of her own best intentions.About the Author:
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. Fiona Stafford is a Fellow and Tutor in English at Somerville College, Oxford. Tony Tanner was a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and Professor of English and American Literature at Cambridge.
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Descripción Downtown Book Center, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P118483463555
Descripción Downtown Book Center, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M8483463555