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There are many wonderful characters in Emma, from the coy heroine herself to the charming but witty Mr. Knightley, even the quirky Mr. Woodhouse and the interminable Mrs. Elton. I fear that despite my devotion, some of them I do not at all like. So, as Emma says herself, "I shall have to throw a party for them... so everyone does not sense at once how much I dislike them."


I cannot do all the character summaries alone... there are simply too many of them, and so if there is a character you like that is not mentioned here, please send a summary in! For now, here are the main characters:


Emma Woodhouse

Mr. Knightley

Harriet Smith

Mrs. Weston

Frank Churchill

Mr. Elton