Emma Woodhouse delights in the conviction that she's the perfect matchmaker. But she's playing a dangerous game as she persuades her new friend, the young, pretty and socially inferior Harriet, to reject a marriage proposal to a local farmer in favor of dashing Mr Elton. So begins a story which challenges Emma's naivety, her social preconceptions and her own relationships.
What was intended as a day of fun turns into a day of agony for everyone on the Box Hill excursion. Egged on by Frank, Emma behaves very badly, insulting Miss Bates. When Frank’s controlling Aunt dies, the Westons expect him to propose to Emma – but his actions set in motion a chain of events that both shock Emma and make her realise something that has been in plain sight all along.
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