Emma by Jane Austen

Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."[1] In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma, however, is also rather spoiled; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; and she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives and is often mistaken about the meanings of others' actions.

The 62nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  2. - 11th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  3. - 19th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  4. - 26th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  5. - 44th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  6. - 55th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  7. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  8. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)
  9. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  10. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  11. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  12. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  13. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Austen Boxed Set (Collector's Library) Hardcover 132539 $35.66 $35.20 2013
Emma (Annotated) Kindle Edition 30466 $0.99 2013
Emma: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 51462 $3.75 2011
Emma (Collector's Library) Hardcover 837971 $5.80 $0.64 2009
Emma (Bantam Classics) Mass Market Paperback 927516 $1.25 $0.01 1984
Emma: An Unabridged Reading by Jenny Agutter Audio CD 1255235 $35.94 $15.99 2010
Emma Paperback 124664 $7.02 $6.99 2013
Emma Paperback 398471 $6.08 $5.97 2014
Emma (Vintage Classics Austen Series) Kindle Edition 1134840 $9.99 2014
Complete Works of Jane Austen: Emma, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion (Volume 1) Paperback 811708 $16.99 2013
Emma Kindle Edition 63873 2017
Emma - Edición en Español - Anotado: Edición en Español - Anotado (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 189262 $0.99 2014
Emma Paperback 333556 $9.82 $5.84 2010
Emma (Vintage Classics) Paperback 606516 $6.58 $11.67 2014
Emma: By Jane Austen : Illustrated - Original & Unabridged (Free Audiobook Inside) Kindle Edition 177935 2016
Emma (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 1108747 2012
Emma: The Wild and Wanton Edition (Crimson Romance) Kindle Edition 195473 $3.82 2013
The Annotated Emma Kindle Edition 334021 2012
Emma (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 181322 2006
Emma (Classic Collection (Brilliance Audio)) Audio CD 1841675 $19.90 $9.79 2005
Emma (Classic Fiction) Audio CD 1503631 $10.73 $1.01
Emma Kindle Edition 162984 $0.99 2013
Jane Austen Box Set: Persuasion/ Pride and Prejudice/ Sense and Sensibility/ Mansfield Park/ Emma Paperback 5634922 $110.61 2006
Emma: Includes MLA Style Citations for Scholarly Secondary Sources, Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Critical Essays (Squid Ink Classics) Paperback 784820 $10.50 $10.49 2015
Emma (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) Hardcover 1007926 $6.00 $0.01 1991
Emma (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 207469 2014
Emma (Signet Classics) Kindle Edition 235213 2008
Emma Paperback 307233 $9.25 2015
Emma (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 211761 2014
Emma: Illustrated Edition with 40 drawings Paperback 899968 $9.99 2015
Emma (Dover Thrift Study Edition) Paperback 2032348 $3.09 $0.01 2011
Emma (Wadsworth Collection) Paperback 2613246 $0.50 $0.01 1997
Emma (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition 43546 2015
Emma (Coterie Classics with Free Audiobook) Kindle Edition 81288 2016
Emma (Word Cloud Classics) Paperback 922306 $7.61 $7.48 2013
Emma (Word Cloud Classics) Kindle Edition 436424 $4.39 2013
Emma Paperback 967154 $8.54 2014
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Lady Susan (The Heirloom Collection) Hardcover 20212 $55.35 $55.35 2012
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Lady Susan (The Heirloom Collection) Kindle Edition 32098 $6.99 2012
Emma: The Illustrated Edition Kindle Edition 215334 $0.99 2010
Emma (Annotated) Kindle Edition 310440 2015
Emma (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 334710 2008
Emma (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 1004538 $2.49 $0.01 2008
Emma Audio CD 2021308 $30.10 $21.85 2006
Emma (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 10973 $1.20 $0.01 1998
Manga Classics: Emma Softcover Paperback 311442 $11.47 $11.37 2015
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Pride and Prejudice; Sanditon and Other Stories; Sense and Sensibility (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 556725 $82.72 $72.00 2010
Emma: 200th-Anniversary Annotated Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe) Paperback 211802 $12.14 2015
Emma: An Annotated Edition Hardcover 252554 $15.00 $17.49 2012
Emma (Classic Fiction) Audio CD 2117839 $44.92 $58.46 2006
Emma (Annotated, Illustrated, Author Memoir and Gallery) Kindle Edition 75215 $0.99 2010
Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics) Hardcover 967349 $2.66 $0.01 2004
Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics) Mass Market Paperback 992195 $0.45 $0.01 2004
Emma: By Jane Austen & Illustrated (An Audiobook Free!) Kindle Edition 153382 2015
Emma Paperback 668736 $7.53 2016
Emma Audible Audio Edition 17404 $21.95 2016
Emma Audio CD 539871 $32.75 $67.95 2008
Emma (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 18987 $2.50 $1.66 2008
Jane Austen - Emma Paperback 1030277 $4.78 2016
Emma (German Edition) Kindle Edition 1240088 2016
Emma-Edición Conmemorativa / In Spanish (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 319444 $7.95 $5.82 2016
Emma (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1711831 2011
Emma Hardcover 9499808 $18.77 $12.49
Emma Audible Audio Edition 48171 $2.95 2011
Emma Hardcover 241481 $21.99 $27.18 2016
Emma (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 97882 2014
Emma (Fine Edition) Hardcover 1874458 $999.12 $326.11 2010
Emma Audible Audio Edition 71557 $27.49 2015
Emma Paperback 1665278 $8.83 2016
Emma Kindle Edition 380861 2016
Emma Paperback 112757 $5.98 $0.01 2011
Emma (Classic Lines) Paperback 495246 $4.93 $0.01 2012
Emma Paperback 1066323 $7.99 $7.95 2013
Emma (Illustrated) + Free Audiobook - Jeana Classics Kindle Edition 58472 2017
Emma: A Modern Retelling Hardcover 128560 $3.91 $2.49 2015
Emma: 200th-Anniversary Annotated Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe) Kindle Edition 1690018 2015
Emma Audible Audio Edition 79991 $15.95 2006
Emma Kindle Edition 231273 2015
Emma Paperback 1643490 $4.99 2016
Emma (Hardcover Classics) Hardcover 49613 $11.01 $9.99 2010
Jane Austen: The Complete Novels (Golden Deer Classics) Kindle Edition 563565 2016
The Jane Austen Collection: The Complete Works (Includes Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan & more. Plus Audiobooks) Kindle Edition 605682 2013
Emma Kindle Edition 1531824 2017
Emma Kindle Edition 1138112 2016
Emma Kindle Edition 69743 2017
Emma: A Modern Retelling Paperback 123796 $4.21 $2.00 2016
Emma (Illustrated) + Free Audiobook - Chrysta Classics Kindle Edition 26364 2017
Emma Paperback 72426 $4.99 2018
Emma Kindle Edition 427062 2012
Emma Kindle Edition 95988 2017
Emma (Classic Books on CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED] Audio CD 711242 $34.99 2012
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen (Wordsworth Special Editions) Paperback 145169 $7.90 $0.68 2005
Jane Austen: The Complete Novels (Manor Books) Kindle Edition 402039 2016
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen (Wordsworth Library Collection) Hardcover 851175 $12.96 $6.31 2007
Jane Austen Paperback 911515 $11.94 $14.15 2012
Emma Kindle Edition 99654 2017
Emma Kindle Edition 2504976 2015
Jane Austen (1920) Hardcover 9411785 $30.36 $33.68 2010
Emma - Large Print Edition Paperback 6416816 $17.72 $18.91 2013
Emma (Classic Lines) by Austen, Jane (2012) Paperback Paperback 4414358 $9.08 $3.49
Emma Paperback 17300174 $8.99 2016
Emma (Illustrated) + Free Audiobook Kindle Edition 145049 2016
Emma by Jane Austen (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 2489401 2013
Emma (Jane Austen Collection) (Volume 4) Paperback 955253 $9.45 2013
Emma Paperback 93605 $4.99 2017
Emma (French Edition) Kindle Edition 2800906 2015
Emma (French Edition) Paperback 4978187 $9.26 $11.82 2014
LADY SUSAN and EMMA, JANE AUSTEN, LARGE 14 POINT FONT PRINT Paperback 956210 $9.75 2017
Emma: Large Print Edition Paperback 365700 $11.95 2013
Emma (with an Introduction by Austin Dobson) Kindle Edition 1193707 2015
Emma (1816). By: Jane Austen (Complete in three volume): Novel Paperback 422979 $12.76 2017
Emma (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism) Paperback 514386 $7.14 $0.01 2001
Emma by Jane Austen Paperback 115475 $8.99 2017
Emma By Jane Austen Kindle Edition 1717101 2014
Emma (JKL): #81 Of 100 + FREE Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen (JKL Classics - Active TOC, Active Footnotes ,Illustrated) Kindle Edition 64665 2017
The Annotated Emma Paperback 77171 $9.93 $6.39 2012
Emma [Annotated] Kindle Edition 433428 $3.57 2013
Emma: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 1, Simplified Character Edition (Chinese Edition) Paperback 253673 $12.95 2017
A Novel Journal: Emma Flexibound 403288 $7.31 $7.28 2015
Emma by Jane Austen Paperback 269276 $6.79 2017
Emma - Illustrated Edition Kindle Edition 99330 2017
Emma (Fourth Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 102436 $11.80 $7.76 2011
Emma (Penguin Classics) Paperback 13078 $2.54 $1.55 2003
Jane Austen: Complete and Unabridged (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan) Hardcover 207447 $13.09 $2.79 2006
Emma Paperback 791853 $9.44 $9.98 2015
Emma Paperback 234238 $5.48 $5.48 2014