A terrific annotation of Jane Austen's Emma,
and there are plenty of notes and illustrations to help the reader along. Shapard's notes are clear and help the reader to understand some of the characters' more cryptic actions, as to why Harriet Smith isn't quite suitable, Jane Fairfax's troubles, and the like. Very enjoyable, and while the editor/annotator gives some spoilers, they are very clearly marked as so in the notes, so they can be skipped. The book, however, comes in at close to a thousand pages with everything, so it will take some time to get through it all. Don't let that stop you. Five stars overall, and very much recommended.
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