Emma

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191501077
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'I wonder what will become of her!' So speculate the friends and neighbours of Emma Woodhouse, the lovely, lively, wilful,and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma puzzles and blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small town undergoing historical transition. Written with matchless wit and irony, judged by many to be her finest novel, Emma has been adapted many times for film and television. This new edition shows how Austen brilliantly turns the everyday into the exceptional. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

French Cinema Since 1950

Author: Emma Wilson
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN:
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French Cinema Since 1950 brings together modern scholarship of the most widely viewed and studied works of the period.

Emma Volume II Easyread Large Edition

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425049567
Format: PDF, ePub
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A wonderful book by Austen, it narrates the story of Emma, a young, rich, witty, and spoiled girl. She is satisfied with her life and has no desire for love or marriage. However, she finds pleasure in trying to arrange a romantic match for her poor friend Harriet. Her match-making schemes lead to hilarious confusion and she ends up falling in love herself. Amusing!

Jane Austen in Context

Author: Janet Todd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521826440
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This 2005 collection of essays covering many aspects of Austen's life, works and historical context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the life and times of Jane Austen. Jane Austen in Context is a generously illustrated collection of short, lively contributions arranged alphabetically, and covering topics from biography to portraits and agriculture to transport. An essay on the reception of Austen's work is also included, showing how criticism of Austen has responded to literary movements and fashions. The volume emphasises the subtle interactions between Austen's life and times and her novels. This is a work of reference that readers and scholars of Austen will turn to again and again.

Nineteenth Century Fiction

Author: Bradford Allen Booth
Publisher:
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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in 19th century British fiction.

Emma A Modern Retelling

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0804197962
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series deftly escorts Jane Austen’s beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling. The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. As she cultivates grand plans for the future, she re-enters the household of her hypochondriac father, who has been living alone on a steady diet of vegetables and vitamin supplements. Soon Emma befriends Harriet Smith, the naïve but charming young teacher’s assistant at an English-language school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard. Harriet is Emma’s inspiration to do the two things she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world and put her matchmaking skills to good use. Happily, this summer presents abundant opportunities for her to do just that, as many friends, both old and new, are drawn into the sphere of Emma’s occasionally injudicious counsel: Frank Churchill, the attractive stepson of Emma’s former governess; George Knightley, Emma’s brother-in-law and dear friend; the charming yet self-important Philip Elton; and, of course, the perfect (and perfectly vexing) Jane Fairfax. Alexander McCall Smith’s gentle satire and cozy, old-fashioned sensibility prove to be the perfect match for Jane Austen’s wit and characters. Though carriages have been replaced by Mini Coopers and cups of tea with cappuccinos, Emma’s story is wonderfully timeless. From the Hardcover edition.

Film

Author: Malte Hagener
Publisher:
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