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This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh printed it in his A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1871. The title is from him.Mr Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged to return to her father’s house. There she is chagrined by the crude and reckless husband-hunting of two of her twenty-something sisters.
This is an unfinished work and if you get disappointed about not knowing he end of a book...don't start this! Sadly only enough to get your interest Good reading and good book (Austin's usual) as far as it goes.
I so agree with the first review! What a loss that this was not finished!!! What happened with the other relationships, her dear older sister Miss Watson, the early budding friendship with Miss Edwards. I just love to hear the gentle turning of thoughts expressed by Jane Austen. It certainly is a human loss for us on this side of eternity!
What a shame that this was not finished. It had massive promise to be another great novel of Jane Austin
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