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The story, Emma, by Jane Austen, is a riveting tale about a heroine who through her determined will to assist others, realizes and attains her own dreams and desires.

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The story, Emma, by Jane Austen, is a riveting tale about a heroine who through her determined will to assist others, realizes and attains her own dreams and desires. The story begins with 21 year old, Emma Woodhouse struggling with the loss of her governess of 16 years and a truly dear friend, Miss Taylor. From the greatest romantic novelist of all time comes a delightfully wicked comedy of love and matchmaking. Jane Austen's sly and vivacious heroines have enchanted readers for more than 200 years. Jane Austen's Emma is a novel of courtship. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is a heiress that lives with her widowed father at their estate, Hartfield. ...read more.

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Then Emma decides that Harriet would be suitable for Mr. Elton. Even though Harriet is an orphan and her family's background unknown, Emma wants to "improve her" for a higher social status. Harriet enjoys all the transformations and improvements, but her heart is already set on someone. When he proposes, that coupling, disapproved of by Emma, quickly dissolves with a letter of refusal composed with assistance from the matchmaker herself. Later it is possible to find out Mr. Elton has feelings for someone else, and everything backfires on Emma. Towards the end of the book she realizes her mistakes and goes through some self-examination to realize her blunders. ...read more.

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However, she often creates more heartache than happiness. This book is the story of a young lady who still doesn't know what life is. It shows the reader the customs of one remote epoch in one really distant country - big old houses, women in long dresses and men in bophats. The main subject of this book is love. The author proves that love is a power that submits to nothing else but your heart. Jane Austen makes her way into the human soul. She reveals the feelings and thoughts of the characters. The readers can enjoy the physical and mental beauty. If you want to make your way into this world of love and intrigues, and if you want to know about Emma's own chance of love, you have to read this wonderful book from Penguin Reader." ...read more.

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