She is no Elizabeth Bennet. But then, Jane Austen hardly expected her new heroine to be admired. In regards to Emma Woodhouse, Austen remarked, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." Spoiled Emma. Pretentious Emma. Dearest, most beloved Emma fails time and time again in her matchmaking ventures.... Continue Reading →
Jane Austen's matchmaking character illustrates the best practices of bringing good people together.
This first installment of The Art of Matchmaking explores the best traits when taking "so active a part in bringing any two people together."
The romance, love letters, and diary entries of the three years taking place between "how do you do" and "I do."