- Author: Jane Austen
- Title: Emma
- Edition: ApeBook Classics (ABC, No. 0002)
- Series: Victorian Writers
- Language: English
- Format: Paperback »
- Pages: 400
- ISBN-13: 978-3-96130-005-1
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Emma is one of the famous novels by Jane Austen and was first published in 1816.
Unlike most of the other female protagonists in Austen´s novels the heroine Emma Woodhouse shows no real romantic interest in men. Instead of getting involved into a relationship herself she prefers meddling in other people´s lives. She is absolutely self-satisfied, although the conclusions of her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. But finally, it comes to her self-revelation concerning her own true affections.
“I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” (Jane Austen)
Emma is one of the best-loved and essential classics in English literature. Like Austen´s other novels it retains a fascination for modern readers, and has been adapted for several films as well as for a long list of dramatic plays. Some critics place this novel even higher than Austen´s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice.