Pride and Prejudice and Emma
Author: Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading.
Publisher/Date: UK: Flame Tree Publishing (c. 2017); Combined, Deluxe edition.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book in Fine condition. 480 pages including a brief biography. Dimensions: 6 x 9.2 x 1.4 inches.
Description: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” One of the most famous lines in literature is celebrated here in this deluxe edition, coinciding with Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary year. Emma is a wonderful companion to the precision of Pride and Prejudice, offering a book both to enjoy and admire.
Jane Austen's stories of clever women, elusive love, and social mores have struck a chord with millions of fans who consider her work compelling, heartwarming, and essential. Adapted time and time again for screen and stage, these enduring classics remain as enjoyable as ever.
Pride and Prejudice is America's best-loved tale of love, marriage, and society in class-conscious Georgian England and it still delights modern readers today with its comedy and characters. It follows the feisty, quick-witted Elizabeth Bennet as her parents seek to ensure good marriages for her and her sisters in order to secure their future. The protagonists Darcy and Elizabeth learn much about themselves and those around them and Austen's expertly crafted comedy characters of Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins demonstrate her great artistry as a writer.
Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. 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.