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Emma - Study Guide Volume 2 Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Highbury begins to discuss the upcoming nuptials of Mr. Elton and Miss Hawkins at great length. Much is made about her and her coming to live in the village. Harriet does her best to avoid this talk, but cannot escape the constant reminder of the failed matchmaking attempt with Mr. Elton.

Miss Hawkins is discussed at length and it is revealed that she is quite wealthy, and reasonably good-looking. The anticipation of her arrival at Highbury is very high and no one talks of anything else.

Mr. Elton arrives back in Highbury and spends most of his time gloating about his upcoming marriage. It seems that the entire village can talk of nothing else.

Elizabeth Martin visits Harriet and invites her to Abbey Mill for a visit. Harriet agrees, and Emma and she cook up a plan to keep her visit restrained to 15 minutes. Emma...

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