his way."

Category: Love & Marriage | Type: Discussion | Title: Emma (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Vol: Volume II | Ch: Chapter XIV

This approximates what at the time was called a marriage of convenience, one motivated by selfish practical concerns rather than by love. It's doubtful this marriage will result in much happiness once the initial attention paid to it and the novelty pale. Rather, these two seem less complementary—Austen's ideal—than redundant, each reinforcing the weak points of the other.

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