Enjoy Jane Austen's timeless classic, Emma, now available in an elegantly designed, cloth-bound, portable format with an elastic closure.
Jane Austen was born in 1775 at Steventon, Hampshire. She was the seventh child of the local rector and her life, by modern standards, was uneventful. In 1801 she moved with her parents to Bath but returned to Hampshire when her father died, settling in the village of Chawton. She remained there until 1817, when she moved to Winchester to be within easy reach of her doctor. She died that year, at age forty-one, and is buried in Winchester Cathedral, which also contains a plaque in honor of her memory. Four of her novels were published anonymously in her lifetime; two more, one of which was Persuasion, appeared posthumously.
Alison Fraser is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Buffalo, where she teaches courses on literature and film and curates the Helen Adam Digital Collection for the University Libraries.