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Vendor: Sayre Street Books
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Everyman's Library
Emma is perhaps Jane Austen's most complex character. Her hubris -- and capacity for self-delusion -- in the (mis)management of other people's affairs sets the table for a satisfying comedy of self-discovery.
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One of England's most beloved authors, Jane Austen wrote such classic novels as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Published anonymously during her life, Austen's work was renowned for its realism, humour, and commentary on English social rites and society at the time. Austen's writing was supported by her family, particularly by her brother, Henry, and sister, Cassandra, who is believed to have destroyed, at Austen's request, her personal correspondence after Austen's death in 1817. Austen's authorship was revealed by her nephew in A Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1869, and the literary value of her work has since been recognized by scholars around the world.