First published a year before Jane Austen's death, Emma is the story of the lovable, witty, precocious, class-conscious, wealthy, Emma Woodhouse. Emma prides herself in her ability to create love matches and considers herself a love expert Her belief is reinforced by the successful union of her sister, Isabella, to John Knightly; a beloved family friend and land owning neighbor. Then the eventual match of her governess, Mrs. Tyler, to the well-to-do Mr. Weston. Emma's over confidence in her abilities cause her to control the romantic lives of those around her. Emma would come to regret her meddling and learn the importance of focusing on her own needs and unacknowledged desires. Emma is a romantic, funny, emotional novel that would be a wonderful addition to any personal library.