"For classic literature, check out the new "Cover to Cover" series. All are 19th and 20th century works produced in England. They are handsomely packaged in sturdy, decorative cardboard boxes. The series carries the exclusive Royal Warrant from Charles, Prince of Wales." -- The Boston Globe, January 1999
"Generally regarded as the most accomplished of Jane Austen's novels, Emma demonstrates Austen's witty and sophisticated insights into the mating game. This classic is often required in schools, and this outstanding reading brings the story vividly alive. Reader Prunella Scales is particularly well known for her work as Sybil in Fawlty Towers, and she appeared in the film Howard's End and in the television miniseries of Emma. [Scales'] account of dear, garrulous, faithful Miss Bates is masterly." -- Gramophone
"These Cover to Cover tapes offer up a delectable feast for fans of the spoken word. We're talking class act here - from the elegant covers to the accomplished readers...Those of you who recall Prunella Scales, the divine Sybil from Fawlty Towers, will relish her unabridged reading of Jane Austen's Emma." -- Deidre Donahue, USA TODAY, December 3, 1998
From the Back Cover
Emma, originally published in 1815 and deemed Jane Austen's best novel, is a witty satire of English society set within the customary plot: young ladies finding proper husbands. It can be heard as a charming love story, a detective story, and a comically lively picture of English life two hundred years ago. Prunella Scales' delightful reading reveals Austen's mastery of dialogue and character.
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