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Emma -Jane Austen-







Captured by: Ana González-Barros/ Written by: Nicole Bonilla

When writting Emma, Jane Austen declared with absolute sureness: “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”.

“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and has lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” Hartfield, the Woodhouse’s mansion, was the house which everybody at Highbury (the small town where it was located) looked up to.

Since the death of Mrs. Woodhouse, and after Emma’s older sister left Hartfield, Emma became in charge of the house. Emma decides not to get married to be able to take care of her father. Miss Woodhouse then gives herself the title of matchmaker. But not all of her movements are correct and she will sometimes get into laughable situations. However, Emma’s decision will not be as strong as destiny, and despite her attempts her life will be changed when she faces an old friend, Mr Knightley.

Al escribir Emma, Jane Austen declaró con rotunda seguridad: “Voy a crear una heroína a la que nadie más que a mí va a gustar”.

Emma Woodhouse es una chica guapa, inteligente y rica con una vida cómoda en la que apenas ha habido contrariedades. Hartfield, la mansión de los Woodhouse, es la casa a la que todos los vecinos de Highbury miran con admiración.

Desde que la Sra. Woodhouse murió, y después de la partida de la hermana mayor de Emma, ésta se convirtió en la señora de la casa. Decidida a no contraer matrimonio para no dejar a su padre solo y disgustarle, Emma se autonombra casamentera de sus amigas. Pero no todos sus movimientos son acertados, lo que le llevará a meterse en situaciones irrisorias. Sin embargo, el destino podrá más que las decididas decisiones de Emma, y al final pese a sus intentos, su vida dará un giro al verse frente a frente con un antiguo amigo, Mr. Knightley.

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