Emma by Jane Austen

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Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."[1] In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma, however, is also rather spoiled; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; and she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives and is often mistaken about the meanings of others' actions.

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The 62nd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  2. - 11th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  3. - 19th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  4. - 26th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  5. - 44th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  6. - 55th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  7. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  8. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  9. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  10. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  11. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  12. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  13. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)

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