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Emma (Hardback)

By Austen, Jane

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The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as ''handsome, clever, and rich'' but is also rather spoiled. As a result of the recent marriage of her former governess, Emma prides herself on her ability to matchmake, and proceeds to take under her wing... an illegitimate orphan, Harriet Smith, whom she hopes to marry off to the vicar, Mr Elton. So confident is she that she persuades Harriet to reject a proposal from a young farmer who is a much more suitable partner for the girl. Show Excerpt sly. Only one more, papa; only for Mr. Elton. Poor Mr. Elton! You like Mr. Elton, papa, --I must look about for a wife for him. There is nobody in Highbury who deserves him--and he has been here a whole year, and has fitted up his house so comfortably, that it would be a shame to have him single any longer--and I thought when he was joining their hands to-day, he looked so very much as if he would like to have the same kind office done for him! I think very well of Mr. Elton, and this is the only way I have of doing him a service. Mr. Elton is a very pretty young man, to be sure, and a very good young man, and I have a great regard for him. But if you want to shew him any attention, my dear, ask him to come and dine with us some day. That will be a much better thing. I dare say Mr. Knightley will be so kind as to meet him. With a great deal of pleasure, sir, at any time, said Mr. Knightley, laughing, and I agree with you entirely, that it will be a much better thing. Invite him to
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ISBN 9781613826560
Released NZ 4 Nov 2011
Publisher Simon & Brown
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781613826560
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Brown
Imprint Simon & Brown
Released 4 Nov 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 548
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 971g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade