Emma by Jane Austen [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER / 1994]
Emma by Jane Austen
SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITON  READER'S DIGEST / WORLD'S BEST READING
Gilded heavyweight hardcover w decorative frontispiece, leatherette spine and original inserts. Full color illustrations by C.E. Brock & Joan Hassall.
Book is in excellent condition. Some extremely minor discoloration to cloth portion of cover. Reads like new.
Charming, rich, and clever, heiress Emma Woodhouse has no need for an occupation - or a husband. Still, she considers herself quite skilled at matchmaking. Although her dear friend Mr. Knightley advises against it, there is nothing that she enjoys more than entangling herself in the romantic lives of others. But when one of her well-intentioned plans goes awry - as Mr. Knightley rightly predicted - Emma must face the consequences of her meddling.
The delightfully imperfect Emma and her Mr. Knightley have captured the hearts of generations of readers. A lively comedy of manners that has been adapted several times for the screen, Emma is the last work Jane Austen lived to see published.