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 →
Love was in the era. It was a period of grand gestures. There, the etiquette of flirtation was cultivated and scandalously abandoned. Romance lived on the pages of love letters from Prince Albert to the chapters of timeless novels by the Brontë sisters. Their words still elicit excitement, reflection, joy, hope, and love. Without further ado,... Continue Reading →
Jane Austen's matchmaking character illustrates the best practices of bringing good people together.