Emma is handsome, clever, and rich. She is also spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. She is content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage however she delights in interfering in the romantic lives of others, an endeavor that often leads her astray. Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her plots are fundamentally comic and highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security.