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Austen, Jane
London: Richard Bentley, 1854. Very good. Victorian edition in beautiful original cloth of Austen's fourth published novel, featuring her most divisive heroine. Emma is smart, wealthy, beautiful, competent, and therefore comes off to many as "unlikeable," a deadly word for a heroine in the mouth of a reader. But here Austen builds on her themes in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, applying them to Emma's singular growth as an individual, a natural consequence of an intelligent and self-assessing young woman after facing the reality of her own mistakes. Also, this book boasts the best of the Austen film adaptations in the 1995 film CLUELESS.First published in 1815 in three volumes, this is a later printing by Richard Bentley (issued without engraved title), first published in 1833 by that firm as part of "Bentley's Standard Novels." It was "one of the longest lasting and most influential series in the Victorian period" (Troy J. Bassett), republishing books first printed in the standard triple-decker (i.e. three volume) format into a new, single-volume format. Bentley's editions were also the first of Austen's novels to be illustrated in Britain, thus exerting an immense influence on the visual iconography of the classic romances. Octavo. 6.75'' x 4.25''. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine. Light yellow coated endpapers. Engraved frontispiece by Pickering. Half title present. [4], 435, [1] pages. Woman's ink owner name dated 1868 on front fly leaf. Moderate wear to spine ends and corners, small light spot of soil on front board. First few leaves somewhat toned, light … [Click Below for Full Description]
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