Emma, perhaps the most technically accomplished of all of Austens novels, is also, after Pride and Prejudice, her most popular one. Its numerous film and television adaptations testify to the worlds enduring affection for the headstrong, often misguided Emma Woodhouse and her many romantic schemes. Like the previous volumes in Harvards 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 books 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 Emmas matchmaking adventures.
Whether explaining the intricacies of early nineteenth-century dinner etiquette or speculating on Highburys 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 Austens world.