Emma Wodehouse is rich, spoiled, and meddlesome. Jane Austen famously declared that nobody would like her heroine except herself. Yet Emma remains as popular and beloved as Austen's other novels, a meandering but witty comedy that weaves its characters in and out of situations brought on by its heroine's attempts at playing matchmaker. It's satirical with a soft touch — more light-hearted than Austen's other novels — but written with a great deal of love for its characters.
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Reminds me of something...
Someone told me to read a book from late 1815 and I was like "As if!" But then I realised it would make me look totally precocious learning about the portrayal of youthful hubris and ill-judged matchmaking so I totally read it.