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Jane Austen's wonderful comedy of love and marriage is one of her best loved novels. Emma Woodhouse, "handsome, clever and rich", believes she is right in all things, in particular who should marry whom. Absorbed in arranging the life and loves of her friends and neighbours, Emma fails to realise that she herself is falling in love, a failure which surprises and delights both her and the reader.