is generally regarded as Jane Austen's most technically brilliant book. And Emma Woodhouse is one of Jane Austen's most memorable heroines: "handsome, clever, and rich" as well as self-assured, she believes herself immune to romance, and wreaks amusing havoc in the lives of those around her.
Determined to control the arrangements of other people's lives, Emma takes on the self-appointed role of matchmaker. She uses considerable creative powers dreaming up romantic scenarios that consistently, and comically, fail to work out as she has planned.
And at the end discovers that she is not immune to love and marriage herself.