Adult Nonfiction PR4034 .E5 2012b
Summary: Emma , perhaps the most technically accomplished of all of AustenÃ¢e(tm)s novels, is also, after Pride and Prejudice, her most popular one. Its numerous film and television adaptations testify to the worldÃ¢e(tm)s enduring affection for the headstrong, often misguided Emma Woodhouse and her many romantic schemes. Like the previous volumes in HarvardÃ¢e(tm)s celebrated annotated Austen series, Emma: An Annotated Edition is a beautiful and illuminating gift edition that will be treasured by readers. Stimulating and helpful annotations appear in the bookÃ¢e(tm)s margins, offering information, definitions, and commentary. In his Introduction, Bharat Tandon suggests several ways to approach the novel, enabling a larger appreciation of its central concerns and accomplishments. Appearing throughout the book are many illustrations, often in color, which help the reader to better picture the Regency-era world that serves as the stage for EmmaÃ¢e(tm)s matchmaking adventures. Whether explaining the intricacies of early nineteenth-century dinner etiquette or speculating on HighburyÃ¢e(tm)s deliberately imprecise geographical location, Tandon serves as a delightful and entertaining guide. For those coming to the novel for the first time or those returning to it, Emma: An Annotated Edition offers a valuable portal to AustenÃ¢e(tm)s world.
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