2015 marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Emma, which is actually my favourite of Jane Austen’s books. The opening lines are simply brilliant, telling the listener all they need to know about the heroine
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.
while clearly indicating that what is to come is likely to prove both distressing AND vexing!
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