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Emma (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

Emma (Modern Library Classics) By Jane Austen, A. Walton Litz (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, A. Walton Litz (Introduction by)
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Introduction by A. Walton Litz
“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” So begins Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece Emma. In Emma, Austen’s prose brilliantly elevates, in the words of Virginia Woolf, “the trivialities of day-to-day existence, of parties, picnics, and country dances” of early-nineteenth-century life in the English countryside to an unrivaled level of pleasure for the reader. At the center of this world is the inimitable Emma Woodhouse, a self-proclaimed matchmaker who, by the novel’s conclusion, may just find herself the victim of her own best intentions.

About the Author

A. Walton Litz, American literary historian and critic, was for almost four decades a professor of English literature at Princeton University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty collections of literary criticism.

Praise For…

"Jane Austen is my favorite author! ... Shut up in measureless content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, while criticism slumbers." —EM Forster

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375757426
ISBN-10: 0375757422
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: May 8th, 2001
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics