Emma (Volume II + III) by Jane Austen
This is the second part of a two-month celebration of the bicentenary of Jane Austen's Emma. Concluding (from p.125 in the Penguin), with conversation around the second and third volumes.
This meeting will be followed by a screening of a film-adapted version of Emma in the Chapel at 7pm.
From the blurb:
'I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like,' wrote Jane Austen in planning Emma in 1816. Yet few readers have failed to enjoy the ironies of Emma's high-handed vanity, or to warm to her liveliness and wit. While she devotes her formidable energies to matchmaking between friends and acquaintances in the village of Highbury, the plot turns on a romance of which she is wholly unaware. Her own falling in love delights readers who have been anticipating it as profoundly as it perplexes Emma, who has not.