Emma: A Novel

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Richard Bentley & son, 1886 - 419 pages
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Emma is a good novel but it is not really fantastic. Emma thinks a lot about people and arrange their wedding parties but it is not really her business.I think the subject is not really good but it is not bad to read it.

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II
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III
19
IV
28
V
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VI
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VII
46
VIII
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XIX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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Page 1 - Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence, and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
Page 392 - And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place. To leave you thus might seem unkind, But see the Goat is just behind.
Page 241 - Many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its fragrance on the desert air.
Page 2 - The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself: these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments.
Page 69 - And then their uncle comes in, and tosses them up to the ceiling in a very frightful way.' 'But they like it, papa; there is nothing they like so much. It is such enjoyment to them, that if their uncle did not lay down the rule of their taking turns, which ever began would never give way to the other.
Page 146 - Jane ? — for my mother was so afraid that we had not any salting-pan large enough. So I said I would go down and see, and Jane said, " Shall I go down instead ? for I think you have a little cold, and Patty has been washing the kitchen.
Page 17 - ... Smith's conversation, but she found her altogether very engaging— not inconveniently shy, not unwilling to talk— and yet so far from pushing, shewing so proper and becoming a deference, seeming so pleasantly grateful for being admitted to Hartfield, and so artlessly impressed by the appearance of every thing in so superior a style to what she had been used to, that she must have good sense, and deserve encouragement.
Page 17 - This was all that was generally known of her history. She had no visible friends but what had been acquired at Highbury, and was now just returned from a long visit in the country to some young ladies who had been at school there with her. She was a very pretty girl, and her beauty happened to be of a sort which Emma particularly admired. She was short, plump, and fair, with a fine bloom, blue eyes, light hair, regular features, and a look of great sweetness...
Page 319 - Three things very dull indeed.' That will just do for me, you know. I shall be sure to say three dull things as soon as ever I open my mouth, shan't I? — (looking round with the most good-humoured dependence on every body's assent) — Do not you all think I shall?" Emma could not resist. "Ah! ma'am, but there may be a difficulty. Pardon me — but you will be limited as to number — only three at once.
Page 124 - There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do, if he chuses, and that is, his duty; not by manoeuvring and finessing, but by vigour and resolution.

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