Getting along with others
Cultures of the world
Pretty, rich young Emma Woodhouse is
very pleased with herself when her closest friend, Miss
Taylor, marries Mr Weston. Emma thinks that these two
people have fallen in love because of her. She decides
to find good husbands for her other friends as well.
Soon things begin to go wrong. Mr Elton, who is supposed
to marry Emma's friend Harriet, falls in love with Emma.
Emma persuades Harriet to think that the farmer she
loves is not good enough for her. Emma's good friend
Mr Knightley gets more and more angry with her for all
this matchmaking. Then Emma herself begins to think
that handsome young Frank Churchill is in love with
her. But Frank has a secret ...
Jane Austen lived quietly in the English
countryside about two hundred years ago, and wrote stories
that looked very closely at the lives and loves of people
of her time. Emma Woodhouse was her own favourite heroine,
and the story has been popular all over the world for
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