"The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself." Emma, 1816
The story of 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 Penguin Classic Edition of "Emma" you are owning one of Jane Austen's most famous novels presented in a beautiful clothbound cover with foil stamped into the design created by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. There are many cover versions of Jane's novel but we feel sure that this version of "Emma" will stand out on your bookcase and become a cherished part of your Jane Austen collection.
Clothbound Hardback 2009