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Emma

Emma( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Austen, Jane
Series title:Word Cloud Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-1-60710-946-4
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Printers Row Publishing Group
Imprint:Canterbury Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

Bestselling Victorian author Jane Austen has created many memorable female characters, with intriguing Emma Woodhouse being perhaps the most popular. Emma, a matchmaker at heart, is obsessed with love and romance--for others. As for her own love life, she wants nothing of it. She even feels repulsed by the amorous declarations she receives. But as her matchmaking schemes go awry, and her friend Harriet shares her feelingstoward a certain friend, Mr. Knightley, Emma soon becomes...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.335 x 19.685 x 3.048 cm
Book Weight:0.514 Kilograms
Author Biography
Austen, Jane (Author)
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41.

Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

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