Left impoverished upon the death of her aunt, Emma Watson has no option but to be reunited with her estranged father and siblings. Initially delighted with her new lifeincluding the fashionable society balls to which she now has accessEmma soon realizes that her family harbors many ill feelings, not least those springing from the sisters' hopesand disappointmentsin snaring a husband. So when the eligible and suitably rich Tom Musgrove begins to transfer his affections from her sister Margaret to Emma, the result can only be further sibling rivalry and unrest. A delightful, exquisitely drawn portrait of family life, The Watsons is Jane Austen at her storytelling best. Author of the masterpieces Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Jane Austen (17751817) is one of the most beloved novelists of all time.