EMMA: A Modern Retelling


EMMA: A Modern Retelling

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH    Book Number: 84968    Product format: Hardback

Big glamorous hardback US First Edition (2014) published by Pantheon Books of New York; apologies for tiny remainder mark. The bestselling author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series deftly escorts Jane Austen's beloved, meddlesome heroine into the 21st century in this delightfully inventive retelling. The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. As she cultivates grand plans for the future, she re-enters the household of her hypochondriac father who has been living alone on a steady diet of vegetables and vitamin supplements. Soon Emma befriends Harriet Smith, the naïve but charming young teacher's assistant at an English Language school run by the hippy-ish Mrs Goddard. Emma offers guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world and puts her matchmaking skills to good use. Frank Churchill, the attractive stepson of Emma's former governess; George Knightley, Emma's brother-in-law and dear friend; the charming yet self-important Philip Elton, and of course the perfect and perfectly vexing Jane Fairfax all star. A gentle satire, old fashioned sensibility proves the perfect match for Jane Austen's wit and characters. Carriages have been replaced by Mini Coopers and cups of tea with cappuccinos. 361 glamorous pages.
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ISBN 9780804197953
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