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Aptly elegant gift edition of Jane Austen’s classic novel of romantic mix-ups
Often regarded as Jane Austen’s greatest work, the eponymous Emma is an attractive, altruistic, self-absorbed young woman of means who’s sworn off marriage, addicted to match-making her circle of friends (with usually dreadful results), and - horror of horrors! - falls in love.
This prettily packaged Wordsworth Collector’s Edition will make a delightful gift for a friend, or a great addition to school libraries, with a hardback format that’s both attractive and resilient.
Jane Austen teased readers with the idea of a 'heroine whom no one but myself will much like', but Emma is irresistible. 'Handsome, clever, and rich', Emma is also an 'imaginist', 'on fire with speculation and foresight'. She sees the signs of romance all around her, but thinks she will never be married.
Publication date: 06/09/2020
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
|Publication date:||6th September 2020|
|Publisher:||Wordsworth Editions Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Classic Fiction, Romance / Relationship Stories|
Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much ...More About Jane Austen
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