“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.” Emma 1816
The story of Emma Woodhouse a clever, wealthy and entitled young lady prone to interfering in the romantic lives of her acquaintances with often unplanned consequences. Emma is one of Jane Austen's favourite heroines, she cannot help but plan and plot to achieve what she thinks is best for all her friends whether they wish her to or not. Emma will not accept guidance or criticism from Mr. Knightley concerning her actions in love, until she finally realises her own true feelings. Through this novel Jane Austen describes the gossipy, close-knit middle-class country life in Regency England.
This a Penguin Classic paperback 2003.