Please note: This title is a required book for the British Gold LLATL program, as it is used in one of the five book studies.
Emma, first published in 1816, was written when Jane Austen was at the height of her powers. In a novel remarkable for its sparkling wit and modernity, Austen presents readers with two of literature’s greatest comic creations – the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and that quintessential bore, Miss Bates. Here, too, we have what may well be Jane Austen’s most profound characterization: The witty, imaginative, self-deluded Emma, a heroine and the author declared “no one but myself will much like,” but who has been much loved by generations of readers. Delightfully funny, full of rich irony. Emma is regarded as one of Jane Austen’s finest achievements.