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23/12/1815 Austen's "Emma" is published by John Murray in London

In Emma Jane Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian–Regency England. She also depicts issues of marriage, gender, age, and social status. The novel has been adapted for several films, many television programs, and a long list of stage plays.


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