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While Pride and Prejudice may sit at the top of many people’s favourite Jane Austen books, Emma has to be a contender for the title too. For me Emma has a little more bite, it isn’t quite as comfortable a read as Pride and Prejudice, and that makes it more interesting. In terms of lead characters Emma is right up there, she may be headstrong, snobbish, convinced she knows best, yet because of those characteristics, because she isn't perfect, she also feels so very real. Emma is a bright, beautifully written novel with real heart and I love it.
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition...and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. Set in the fictional country village of Highbury and its surrounding estates, Emma involves the relationships among people from a small number of upper class families. It is a novel about youthful hubris and romantic misunderstandings.
|Publication date:||28th October 2021|
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Inc|
|Collections:||50 Classics Everyone Should Read, 60+ works of feminist-minded fiction - Women’s Words,|
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 ...More About Jane Austen