December 23 1815: Emma Published

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On December 23 1815, Jane Austen’s Emma is published anonymously. It will be the last of her novels published while she is alive.

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Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

— opening sentence of JANE AUSTEN, Emma December 23 1815.

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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

— JANE AUSTEN, Emma December 23 1815.

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How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

— JANE AUSTEN, Emma December 23 1815.

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There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

— JANE AUSTEN, Emma December 23 1815.

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