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496 pages; Penguin Classics
Why We Love It: The eponymous heroine of Jane Austen's comedy of manners is a character for the ages. The irrepressible meddler and stubbornly wrongheaded matchmaker is even ignorant of her own heart—until her happily-ever-after marriage to Mr. Knightley.

The Sequel: Who doesn't love a clever romantic ending? But do we really think mischievous Emma will settle placidly into "perfect happiness" with Mr. Knightley? Surely, there's more.
— Dawn Raffel