Emma (FULL Audio Book)
by Jane Austen (1775 – 1817)

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.

Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich.” Emma, however, is also rather spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people’s lives, and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. (Adapted from Wikipedia)


Title page of first volume
Author(s) Jane Austen
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Novel
Publisher John Murray
Publication date December 1815;
title page says 1816
Media type Print
Preceded by Mansfield Park
Followed by Northanger Abbey