The Resource Emma

Emma

Label
Emma
Title
Emma
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beloved and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith lends his delightful touch to the Austen classic, Emma. 'It's comfort reading at its most soothing' Independent Prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything. Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse triumphantly arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash. Not only has her sister, Isabella, been whisked away on a motorcycle up to London, but her astute governess, Miss Taylor is at a loose end, abandoned in the giant family pile, Hartfield, alongside Emma's anxiety-ridden father. Someone is needed to rule the roost and young Emma is more than happy to oblige. As she gets her fledging design business off the ground, there is plenty to delight her in the buzzing little village of Highbury. At the helm of her own dinner parties and instructing her new little protégée, Harriet Smith, Emma reigns forth. But there is only one person who can play with Emma's indestructible confidence, her old friend and inscrutable neighbour George Knightley – this time has Emma finally met her match? You don't have to be in London to go to parties, find amusement or make trouble. Not if you're Emma, the very big fish in the rather small pond. But for a young woman who knows everything, Emma has a lot to learn about herself. Ever alive to the uproarious nuances of human behaviour, and both the pleasures and pitfalls of village life, beloved author Alexander McCall Smith's Emma is the busybody we all know and love, and a true modern delight
Summary
A modern rendering of Jane Austen's classic follows the experiences of a college graduate who returns to the side of her health-nut father and interferes in the personal lives of her friends
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10391941
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1948-
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McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1775-1817
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Austen, Jane
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
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a modern retelling
Label
Emma
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:70d56664-1f8b-45d9-9d46-a2d2965e6bae
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007553877
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Emma
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:70d56664-1f8b-45d9-9d46-a2d2965e6bae
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780007553877
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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