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"'Better be without sense than misapply it as you do.'"

Emma Woodhouse— "rich, handsome and clever"— is every bit that rich and that handsome, but perhaps not as clever as she believes. Residing in the quietness of rural England at the turn of the 19th century, the young heiress has as yet no intention of marrying, but enjoys playing the matchmaker among her acquaintances. Supposing she arranged her governess's marriage, she then takes for a protégé Harriet, a simple-minded girl of humble and mysterious parentage, and proceeds to closely direct all her affairs so as to see her married well. Meanwhile, the honorable Mr. Knightley, a perceptive and steadfast friend, looks on with disapproval— but it would seem that for some youth, wisdom only comes through mistakes. 

From an authoress who has been held in high esteem by many of the great writers and intellectuals of the past two centuries, Jane Austen's Emma is a must-read for those who would immerse themselves in classic literature.

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.


Jane Austen:

Jane Austen was an English authoress living from 1775 to 1817. She is best known for her six novels: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion— the latter two published posthumously. She is also the authoress of the epistolary novella, Lady Susan, of two unfinished novels with the working titles, Sanditon, and The Watsons, and of shorter works from her youth that are usually published as a collection of her "juvenilia". Though Jane Austen knew little fame in her own lifetime, appreciation for her novels grew following her death. In the two centuries since, renowned intellectuals and extraordinary events have helped to make her a household name— among these, popular authors including C. S. Lewis, and medicinal prescription of reading her novels for shell-shocked victims of WWI. Her works have been innumerably adapted for film and other media, but many agree that none can do justice to the comedy, tragedy, irony, depth, wit and purity, for which her works are so beloved. If one is to really know Jane Austen, one must read her.

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Jane Austen is Brilliant!

I own all of Jane Austen's novels in the Penguin Clothbound Classics edition. They are beautiful and include maps besides notes. Jane Austen, of course, is brilliant. I believe her one of the greatest writers who ever lived. Everyone should read her— men, let not the film adaptations scare you away, her novels were written for your enjoyment and erudition as well as that of the other sex.