You probably recall seeing me in this same space in previous years reviewing The Annotated Pride and Prejudice and The Annotated Persuasion. This year brings a new addition to the Jane Austen Annotated Library, Emma: An Annotated Edition (Harvard Univ., $35). As with the previous editions, this book is a must-have for Jane Austen fans or even for fans of beautiful books. The Annotated Emma, like her sisters from past years, is chock full of illustrations and photographs and copious notes on Jane Austen, the person, and the author. Harvard is always careful about including the notes and illustrations in a way that makes it easy for you to incorporate them into your reading of the story. This book begs for a careful review of a familiar text, bringing new insight and new life into a beloved classic.
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