"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." Emma, 1816
With these opening lines of Jane Austen's famous novel we are introduced to Emma Woodhouse a clever, wealthy and entitled young lady prone to interfering in the romantic lives of her acquaintances with often unplanned consequences. Emma is one of Jane Austen's favourite heroines, she cannot help but plan and plot to achieve what she thinks is best for all her friends whether they wish her to or not. Emma will not accept guidance or criticism from Mr. Knightley concerning her actions in love, until she finally realises her own true feelings. Through this novel Jane Austen describes the gossipy, close-knit middle-class country life in Regency England.
With this Chiltern Classic Edition of "Emma" you are owning one of Jane Austen's most famous novels presented in a beautiful hardback cover. Each book is embossed with a stunning floral design and each page delicately edged in gold paint. There are many cover versions of Jane's novel but we feel sure that this hardback version of "Emma" will stand out on your bookcase and become a cherished part of your Jane Austen collection.