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About the Writer

Portrait of Jane Austen (c. 1810). Watercolor and pencil. By Cassandra Austen (1773-1845).
1775 - 1817

Jane Austen was a romantic novelist whose works are some of the most widely read in English literature. While not prolific, Austen's best know works include the beloved novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma that have each inspired many film adaptations. Her plots feature themes of love and marriage, highlighting the role women in the early 19th century and their need to secure position through a marital alliance.

About the Book

In this comedy of manners, headstrong and spoiled protagonist Emma Woodhouse meddles in other peoples lives with a general disregard for the consequences of her actions. This poplar novel has been adapted into a variety of plays, films, and television programs.

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