SparkNotes Emma Plot Overview Emma, however, finds Frank delightful and notices that his charms are directed mainly toward her Though she plans to discourage these charms, she finds herself flattered and engaged in a flirtation with the young man Emma greets Jane Fairfax, another addition to the Highbury set, with less enthusiasm. Emma, By Jane Austen Jane Austen began to write Emma in January of and finished it a little over a year later, in March of At the time of completion, Austen was thirty nine years old Emma was published at the end of , with , copies being printed , than a quarter, were still unsold after four years. How Jane Austen s Emma changed the face of fiction Books How Jane Austen s Emma changed the face of fiction Emma is out of hearing , but Mr Knightley is observing He watches as all the major characters sit down to play a word game the novel is full of games and puzzles and Frank selects the letters for the word blunder Mr Knightley sees and suspects. Emma by Jane Austen Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. SparkNotes Emma Characters See a complete list of the characters in Emma and in depth analyses of Emma Woodhouse, Mr Knightley, Frank Churchill, and Jane Fairfax.