Thursday, December 15, 2005

On this day in literature . . .

. . . Emma was published in 1815, one day before Jane Austen's 40th birthday (which should provide a small clue as to tomorrow's post).

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.


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