"It's such a happiness when good people get together."
"I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him."
- Jane Austen, Emma
Emma (1815) by Jane Austen is a brilliant novel on courtship and social manners, set in 19th century England. Addressing the subject of marriage, this classic novel tells an exciting tale of Emma Woodhouse. Although convinced that she will never marry, Emma, a bright twenty-year-old imagines herself to be naturally gifted in making love-matches. Emma's life, however, takes an interesting turn when she takes it upon herself to find an eligible match for her new friend, Harriet Smith and is insistently criticized by Mr. Knightley who disputes Emma's superfluous matchmaking.