Emma has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.
It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary colossus, Jane Austen.
Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1813.
● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: By A Lady: A Cultural and Historical Perspective of Jane Austen, by Elizabeth Keegan Birdsong.
Emma is one of Jane Austen’s rare and genuine masterpieces; an enchanting work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways. It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of her major achievements.
JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817), one of the greatest English authors, transformed the art of fiction. Author of numerous novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma, she is considered to be a central figure in the development of the modern novel.
PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, Oscar Wilde: Sodomy and Heresy, and Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic.
“Emma has always been among the most popular of Jane Austen’s novels…with its good-humored wit, its delightful heroines, its insights, and its splendid denouement.”