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Jane Austen's "Emma" is a true classic of English literature. Set in the fictional village of Highbury and the surrounding estates, the story revolves around the various relationships among the inhabitants. "Emma" is a fantastic tale of the vicissitudes of love and the hubris of youth not to be missed by any lover of English literature. Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) was an English author known primarily for her novels, which critique the 18th century English upper classes and contemporary novels of sensibility. Her use of irony coupled with biting social commentary and realism have led to her wide acclaim amongst scholars and critics, her work contributing to the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Other notable works by this author include: "Sense and Sensibility" (1811), "Pride and Prejudice" (1813), and "Mansfield Park" (1814). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.