Emma (1815)

Emma (1815)

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Emma Woodhouse, aged 20 at the start of the novel, is a young, beautiful, witty, and privileged woman in Regency England. She lives on the fictional estate of Hartfield in Surrey in the village of Highbury with her elderly widowed father, a hypochondriac who is excessively concerned for the health and safety of his loved ones. Emma's friend and only critic is the gentlemanly George Knightley, her neighbour from the adjacent estate of Donwell, and the brother of her elder sister Isabella's husband, John. As the novel opens, Emma has just attended the wedding of Miss Taylor, her best friend and former governess. Having introduced Miss Taylor to her future husband, Mr. Weston, Emma takes credit for their marriage, and decides that she rather likes matchmaking.

  • classics
  • romance
Alviragold Alviragold Apr 29
My goodness. I don't like to ship them. 17years age gap? Ahh! She's like a daughter of him.
jlb978 jlb978 Jan 29
Can someone explain what this book is? It's not Jane Austen' s work?
OnyeNkem OnyeNkem Feb 04
Mr. Woodhouse needs to have a novel entirely about him. He could be a comedian without even trying.
In old English, in weddings the word Bride basically meant wedding. Where it said bride-people here, it’s all of the guests, not just Miss Taylor’s side. They use this with bride-cake, bride-night....
She is the modern version of Tinder at that time: Miss Taylor, it's a match!
After reading pride and prejudice AKA BEST BOOK EVER Jane Austen’s novels are my new obsession.