Emma

Emma

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Introduction by A. Walton Litz

"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, may just find herself the victim of her own best intentions.

INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780375757426
0375757422
Branch Call Number: AUSTEN J 2001
Characteristics: xxii, 359 pages ; 21 cm.

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