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Jane Austen

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Completed on 17 January 2023
ISBN : 9789352766833
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"“Time will generally lessen the interest of every attachment not within the daily circle.” Emma Woodhouse, a headstrong, beautiful and witty twenty-year-old resident of the village of highbury, is overconfident about her matchmaking skills. Conjuring successful love matches is an art she thinks she has mastered—especially after her self-proclaimed accomplishment at finding Miss Taylor, her governess, a suitable partner in Mr. Weston, a village br>Widower next, she takes it upon herself to find a perfect match for her friend Harriet Smith. She even convinces her to refuse the proposal of Robert Martin, a well-to-do farmer. While Harriet cannot deny her feelings for Mr. Martin, Emma wishes her friend to be a gentleman wife. Mr. Knightley, Emma’s brother-in-law, observes Emma’s matchmaking efforts and is contemptuous of her meddling. What follows in this circuit of misconstrued romances is a series of conflicts, misunderstandings and suspicions. Is Emma overestimating her ability as a matchmaker or Mr. Knightley being unnecessarily critical of her motive? Emma (1815) was Jane Austen last novel to be completed and published during her lifetime.". ज़्यादा पढ़ें 


"Emma" by Jane Austen is a delightful portrayal of Regency-era society and the growth of its heroine, Emma Woodhouse. Austen's wit and character development shine in this classic novel, making it a must-read for fans of timeless literature and social commentary.

Amazing book. Great lines and characters, like that of "Every attachment outside of the daily circle will often lose interest with time". Emma Woodhouse, a twenty-year-old Highbury inhabitant who is headstrong, attractive, and funny, is overconfident in her ability to arrange dates. She believes she has mastered the art of making people fall in love, especially after claiming success in finding Mr Weston, a village widower, as a suitable partner for Miss Taylor, her governess. As a result, she decides to take it upon herself to find her friend Harriet Smith the same kind of match. She even persuades her to reject the wealthy farmer Robert Martin's marriage proposal. Emma wants her friend to have a gentlemanly marriage, whilst Harriet cannot resist her love for Mr. Martin. Emma's brother-in-law, Mr. Knightley, monitors her efforts to find a marriage and disapproves of them.

The famous novel "Emma" by Jane Austen, which is set in early 19th-century England, is about love, self-discovery, and social graces. The narrative centres on Emma Woodhouse, a wealthy woman who gains insight into relationships, modesty, and self-awareness. Through realistic characters and an extensive use of humour, Austen's wit and critiques of cultural standards are obvious throughout the narrative. Readers are still enthralled by the ageless classic's beauty and timeless themes.

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