A fascinating, hilarious, and timeless coming-of-age tale featuring one of Jane Austen's most memorable characters. " Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. " The celebrated opening of Jane Austen s "Emma "introduces readers to a supremely self-assured and accomplished young woman who believes herself immune to romance. By turns brilliant and foolish, self-aware and self-deluding, Emma leaps from error to error, writes Margaret Drabble in her incisive Introduction, wreaking comic havoc in the lives of those around her. The mature flowering of Austen s singular and prolific genius, "Emma" is the compelling story of a woman seeking her true nature and finding true love in the process. With an Introduction by Margaret Drabbleand an Afterword by Sabrina Jeffries"