By Mary Balogh
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Emma Woodhouse is a prosperous, beautiful, and punctiliously self-deluded younger girl who has "lived on the planet with little or no to misery or vex her. "
Jane Austen workouts her style for slicing social statement and her expertise for making an investment likely trivial occasions with profound ethical value as Emma traverses a gradual satire of provincial balls and drawing rooms, alongside the best way encountering the candy Harriet Smith, the chatty and tedious leave out Bates, and her absurd father Mr. Woodhouse–a memorable gallery of Austen's most interesting personages. pondering herself impervious to romance of any type, Emma attempts to rearrange a prosperous marriage for bad Harriet, yet refuses to acknowledge her personal emotions for the gallant Mr. Knightley. What ensues is a pleasant sequence of scheming escapades during which each social machination and little bit of "tittle-tattle" is steeped in Austen's scrumptious irony. finally, Emma discovers that "Perfect happiness, even in reminiscence, isn't universal. "
Virginia Woolf referred to as Jane Austen "the so much excellent artist between women," and Emma Woodhouse is arguably her so much ideal production. even though Austen came upon her heroine to be someone whom "no one yet myself will a lot like," Emma is her such a lot cleverly woven, riotously comedic, and unique novel of manners.
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Bernard Mason was not a gentleman by birth but rather a self-made man who had spent lavishly of his enormous wealth on all the trappings of gentility, including the very best education for his only son and a large country estate in Wiltshire. He was, by his own estimation, lord of all he surveyed—except the world of the beau monde, which looked down upon him along its collective nose as a very inferior being and an upstart to boot. As a consequence, he heartily despised the ton—and dreamed incessantly of finding a way into its hallowed ranks.
You could have the best of it all. ” Reggie shrugged and refrained from pointing out the lack of logic in his father’s attitude toward the beau monde. “I am accepted well enough by all the gentlemen I know,” he said. “I went to school with half of them. As for the ladies, well, who needs them? ” He made a careless, dismissive gesture with one well-manicured hand. His father’s large hand slammed down flat on the desk. ” “Time enough to think of that,” Reggie said hastily, “when I am thirty-five or so.
I might,” she said as he bent and handed her her spencer. He kept hold of her bonnet until she was ready for it. “Just so that I know never to come here again,” he added. “Suit yourself,” she told him. But there was something like a smile in his eyes, and Annabelle laughed out loud. He laughed back at her. “We could be friends,” she said. He pulled a face. “We had better not let anyone know when we go to church,” he said. “I will not look at you at all,” she said, “because I am not allowed to.
A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh