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04-05-2012, 10:55 PM
For an English assignment, I am comparing and contrasting Austen's 'Emma' to another novel. I need to look into things like characters, themes, settings, style, structure, plot, climax etc. If anyone could recommend a second novel for my assignment that they enjoyed and believe to be relevant to 'Emma', please post the title and author below. Thank you!

mona amon
04-06-2012, 06:24 AM
I suggest Northanger Abbey by the same author. Both NA and Emma have quixotic protagonists who try to make real life conform to romantic notions picked up from books, and in the process completely goof up. Their cluelessness makes them rather endearing, and all the fun ends when they learn from their mistakes and get more sense.