Monday, 29 March 2010

On this day...

It is said that Jane Austen completed 'Emma' in 1815; a novel published in December of the same year. The last work to be published in her lifetime, 'Emma' features lively protagonist Emma Woodhouse, and follows her as she leaves a trail of matchmaking disasters in her wake. She appears somewhat different from a typical Austen heroine, as she has not the romantic entaglements of a Marianne Dashwood, nor the amorous dramas of an Elizabeth Bennet. Yet she still remains an ever popular presence, indeed the BBC recently aired a successful adaptation starring Romola Garai. At his insistance, the novel was dedicated to HRH Prince Regent.   

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