Emma by Jane Austen

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Emma by Jane Austen (1815)

Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of romantic misunderstandings. As in her other novels Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the first sentence, she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition... and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." Emma is spoiled, headstrong and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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After you enjoy the book, you can watch the movie!
1996 movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow
1996 TV movie starring Kate Beckinsale
2009 four-part BBC miniseries starring Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller
2020 movie starring Anya Taylor-Joy

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