EmmaBook - 1991
An Everyman&;s Library edition of Jane Austen&;s revolutionary and inspiring novel, which is once again a major motion picture.
Twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse is comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people&;s lives&;for their own good, of course. Her well-meant interfering centers on the aloof Jane Fairfax, the dangerously attractive Frank Churchill, the foolish if appealing Harriet Smith, and the ambitious young vicar Mr. Elton&;and ends with her complacency shattered, her mind awakened to some of life&;s more intractable dilemmas, and her happiness assured.
Austen&;s comic imagination was so deft and beautifully fluent that she could use it to probe the deepest human ironies while setting before us a dazzling gallery of characters&;some pretentious or ridiculous, some admirable and moving, all utterly true.
Baker & Taylor
Depicts a rich and beautiful heiress whose matchmaking schemes cause many complications
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'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.'
Mr. Knightley, in fact, was one of the few people who could see faults in Emma Woodhouse and the only one who ever told her of them. . . .
" I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether to accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him." - Emma to Harriet
“Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!”
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