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Questions about Jane Austen's 1815 novel 'Emma'. Use this tag with [jane-austen]. This tag should not be used for works entitled 'Emma' by other authors, e.g. F. W. Kenyon's novel with the same title.

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Where does Emma Woodhouse’s family fortune come from?

The opening words of Jane Austen's Emma (1816) describe the eponymous heroine as follows: "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich ...." The novel shows very clearly how much prestige and power ...