Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 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. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth.



EmmaAuthor: Jane Austen 
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ISBN: 978-1-935702-19-1
Published: April 8, 2013 
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In an era where marriage is the all-consuming goal of young women, Emma Woodhouse has no need to do so—she is an heiress after all. Her less fortunate friends, however, must marry, and she feels it is her duty to tirelessly promote their best interests by implementing her matchmaking schemes. What results is a sparkling and comical tale of a misguided if well-intentioned young woman coming of age in a 19th-century English village.