Emma by Jane Austen


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09/28/2013 - 12/15/2013

The Taylor- Weston marriage is meant to take place sometime between late September/ early October. Also, Frank Churchill's letter arrives to Highbury, England, the geographical center of the novel, on the date of September 28th, 1813


12/16/2013 - 01/30/2014

During this time frame, the Westons host a Christmas gathering at their lavish estate known as the Randalls. Here, Mr. and Mrs. John Knightley arrive for the Holidays.


01/31/2014 - 02/05/2014

During late January/ early February, we learn Jane Fairfax has arrived in Highbury. We can assume because this was the intended time Frank Churchill was designated to arrive as well.


02/06/2014 - 03/15/2014

Frank Churchill arrives shortly after to visit his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Weston. The visit goes quite well. We later learn that during mid-march, the new wife of Mr. Elton arrives and Emma pays her a short visit.


03/16/2014 - 05/01/2014

A few months progressively pass within the quaint town of Highbury, which sits nearly 16 miles outside of London, as the Churchills take a house located in Richmond, Frank returns to Highbury yet again, and the Ball at the Crown Inn takes place respectively


05/02/2014 - 06/23/2014

June 23rd, 1814 brings Harriet's birthday and an event at the Donwell Abbey brings exciting news of "a midsummer's Eve" being June 23rd, a day celebrated and regarded as joyous as summer is near.


06/24/2014 - 07/06/2014

On June 26th, the somber news of Mrs. Churchill's death makes for a depressed tone. However, just a few weeks later, Frank announces his engagement to a certain lady. He visits the Randalls and shares with the Westons his plans.


07/07/2014 - 07/08/2014

It is perceived that the very next day Mrs. Weston informs Emma of Frank's engagement. There is an afternoon storm later that day. Also, Emma sits down with Harriet as she tries to tell Harriet the recent news of Frank. Harriet, for one of the first times in the novel, finally gives Emma a much-needed rude awakening describing her many faults.


07/08/2014 - 07/09/2014

The rainy weather clears on July 8th therefore allowing Mr. Knightley to return to Highbury where he professes his love towards Emma on a walk around the country. This scene is monumental in that Emma accepts his proposal thereby revealing her true love as the novel undergoes a major thematic synopsis.


07/10/2014 - 11/28/2014

The novel concludes over the next couple months as the weddings of the Martins, Churchills, and most importantly Knightleys take place rapping up the novel into what can only be classified as an American classic.