Emma is a classic novel about a young woman who loves to think of herself as a great matchmaker. Written by the prolific Jane Austen, the book was published in 1815 and has been known for her exploration of the lives of women in Georgian-Regency England. The most talked-about trait about the book is its comedy of manners. There has been motion picture adaptations, TV adaptations and stage adaptations of Emma.
Emma Woodhouse is strong headed, spoiled, clever, rich yet single. She is content with her life and sees no need to find a lover or get married. But she loves being a matchmaker and also loves to consider herself as one who can fix the best matches. With such a personality, she always interferes in other romantic relationships. She has turned blind to the interferences she has been causing to other people. Her friend, Mr. Knightley, has warned her of the perils that could cause from a single mistake. Despite the warning, Emma goes to help her protégé, Harriet Smith find a match. She has carefully planned everything to make it work, but her plans start to fall apart leading to lots of unexpected, unprecedented and unfortunate series of events.
Emma's actions have not only caused Harriet suffer, but she, herself, has messed up with her own life. The story takes certain turns taking the reader through all the drama and comedy. It is funny, emotional and romantic. The book is considered to be one of Jane Austen's flawless works.
Jane Austen was an English author famous for her romantic fiction whose works are widely read and appreciated in English literature. Some of her other famous works include Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion, all known for realism and social commentary. You can order online the paperback edition published by Rupa with ISBN-10: 8171674097 and ISBN-13: 978-8171674091.