Emma

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Richard Baker
  • 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Emma was Austen's fourth published novel, and the last to appear before her death.
A comic novel, first published in December 1815, Emma tells of the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character Emma Woodhouse is a well-to-do young woman in a small English town who is a self-appointed matchmaker. The story explores the nature of these orchestrated matches coming to life through the hilarious characters including arguably Austen's two greatest comic creations - the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and the quintessential bore, Miss Bates.
English novelist Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) was author of satirical novels set among the English middle and upper classes. The novels are notable for their wit, social observation and insights into the lives of early 19th century women.
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Classic reading!

Emma is my favourite Jane Austen, and Richard Baker is classical BBC. Combined they make a restful and humurous listening experience. From the copyright information at the start I imagine this was read for the Wrens to listen to during WWI; a very connecting experience. I'm glad I chose this version to hear.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2008
  • Publisher: RNIB