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"Emma by Jane Austen. Mr Knightley is second only to Mr. Darcy" For me, it's hard to choose between the two. Maybe because I'm much more like Emma than Lizzy. :)
Jane writing to her niece Fanny: "He and I should not in the least agree, of course, in our ideas of novels and heroines. Pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked; but there is some very good sense in what he says, and I particularly respect him for wishing to think well of all young ladies; it shows an amiable and a delicate mind. And he deserves better treatment than to be obliged to read any more of my works."