About the Book: Emma
Emma Woodhouse, an intelligent young woman, believes she can manage other
people’s lives better than she does her own. In an attempt at matchmaking, she
interferes in the affairs of her young protégée, Harriet Smith, a pretty and
foolish orphan. However, Emma’s meddling and lack of foresight creates
complications in her own life.
A comedy of manners and a critique of the social structure of eighteenth-century
England, Emma was Austen’s fourth published novel.
About the Author: Jane Austen
Jane Austen (1775-1817) is best known for her works of fiction and her unique
style, combining social criticism and realism in her novels. Her other
well-known works are