She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s witty. And in the arrogance of her youth, she’s thrown herself into the game of pitting one heart against the other. But the heart’s a wily old thing and twenty-year-old Emma Woodehouse must learn the hard way that the hearts of those around her cannot always be led on a merry string through the circuitous paths of love. Set in Regency England, Jane Austen’s Emma is a delightful read about misconstrued romances and daily life in a small town.
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.