by Jane Austen
Emma Chapter Fifty-One Summary
- In fact, Emma remains so convinced by Frank’s letter that she shows it to Mr. Knightley.
- He’s about as excited to hear about Frank as he ever was – but he tolerates it for Emma’s sake.
- After Mr. Knightley finishes the letter, he brings up some more important business: how can they get married without making Emma’s father miserable?
- Emma already has a plan. It’s about as good as most of her plans have been.
- If they wait to get married until after Mr. Woodhouse dies, Emma argues, then he’ll never be unhappy.
- We told you it was a crappy plan.
- Luckily, Mr. Knightley agrees with our opinion. He’s got an alternate solution.
- Instead of Emma moving to Donwell Abbey, Mr. Knightley proposes that he should move into Hartfield.
- That way, Mr. Woodhouse never has to leave his own home.
- Astonished at Mr. Knightley’s liberality, Emma immediately agrees to think it over.
- In fact, she pretty much agrees to agree.
- Harriet remains the only sticky point in Emma’s life now.
- And, as Emma reflects, it’s probably too much to expect that Harriet could love three men in one year.
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