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Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

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Of all Jane Austen's heroine's, Emma Woodhouse is the most flawed, the most infuriating and , in the end, the most endearing. She is "handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition and seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her". One may be tempted to wonder what Austen could possibly find to say about so fortunate a character..........

In this novel, Jane Austen exercises her taste for cutting social observation and her talent for investing seemingly trivial events with profound moral significance as Emma traverses a gentle satire of provincial balls and drawing rooms, along the way encountering the sweet Harriet Smith, the Chatty and Tedious Miss Bates and her absurd father Mr. Woodhouse. Considering herself impervious to romance of any kind,Emma tries to arrange a wealthy marriage for poor Harriet, but refuses to recognize her own feelings for the gallant Mr. Knightley. What ensues is a delightful series of scheming escapades in which every social machination and bit of "little-tattle" is steeped in Austen's delicious irony. Ultimately, Emma discovers that "Perfect happiness, even in memory, is not common.

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