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Teaser Tuesday: Emma, by Jane Austen

August 22nd, 2017 (11:58 pm)


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• On your blog or other social media, share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday. Post a link at www.ThePurpleBooker.com/ as a response to the week's Teaser Tuesday.


I am currently re-reading a classic, Emma, by Jane Austen.

I was amused by the scene in which Emma Woodhouse and some friends and relatives are at a dinner party when it begins to snow, sending some of them — especially her father and sister — into a panic about the possibility of being snowed in, or of attempting the trip home by horse-drawn carriage and being stranded en route.

Here in the Washington, D.C., area, we are notorious for shutting down everything for a few inches of snow. But Emma's family makes us look like mere amateurs among the ranks of weather whimps. Emma's family's consternation is about a HALF-INCH of snow and a trip home of an entire 3/4 of a mile.

This quote from halfway through Chapter 15. (The picture below is not my edition, but it was so pretty I couldn't resist.)

"The carriages came; and Mr. Woodhouse, always the first object on such occasions, was carefully attended to his own by Mr. Knightley and Mr. Weston; but not all that either could say could prevent some renewal of alarm at the sight of the snow which had actually fallen and the discovery of a much darker night than he had been prepared for. He was afraid they should have a very bad drive."

― Emma, by Jane Austen