( Box Hill, Surrey from The Beauties of England and Wales by John Britton and Edward Wedlake Brayley

Emma was Jane Austen’s fourth completed novel to be published and was the last to be published in her life time.

It was dedicated, rather against her judgement, to the Prince of Wales( later to become  George IV) and published by John Murray in 1815 , though the frontispiece of the first edition states that the date it was first published was 1816.

Here is a link to the e-text of the novel : Emma

Here are links to Austen Only Posts about  Emma:

Jane Austen ‘s Life and Times

A Visit to Carlton House

The Reading Ladies Boarding school: Model for Mrs Goddard’s School?

The Life and Times of Jane Austen’s Characters in Emma

Harriet Smith’s “Most Precious Treasures”

Robert Martin and the Elegant Extracts

Emma’s Famous Ox

Mrs Martin’s Alderney Cow

Harriet’s “Own” Welch Cow

Mrs Churchill’s Funeral

Mrs Churchill’s Jewels

Mr Knightley, Magistrate

Mr Knightley, Agricultural Improver

Regency Toys: Blunder and Dixon Concealing a Deeper Game

Astley’s Ampitheatre

Medical Matters

Were They Right to Worry About Jane Fairfax’s Health?

Food in Emma

Emma’s Gift of Arrowroot

Mrs Rundell’s New System of Domestic Economy

The Christmas Eve Dinner at Randalls

Mr Weston’s Wine and Punch

Poor Miss Taylor’s Wedding-Cake

Mr Elton’s Cheese

Mrs Churchill’s Funeral Biscuits

Mr Knightley’s Strawberries

The Supper at the Ball held at the Crown

The Cole’s Confused Servants

Food for Invalids and the Poor