Posted by sherry on August 07, 1997 at 17:10:02:
I briefly scanned the archives for this but here goes----Why was it alright for Emma to befriend the natural daughter of nobody knows who but not Mrs.Robert Martin aka Harriette. Was it because as long as" nobody knows who" remained that way they could all pretend, like Emma, that her father was a baronet or something and so enjoy her company? How hypocritical can you get?
Emma is my second favorite JA novel. Pursusaion being first.