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Mrs. Augusta Elton is a supporting character in Emma, published by Jane Austen in 1815.

Augusta Elton, formerly Miss Hawkins, is Mr. Elton's wife. She is moneyed but lacks breeding and possesses moderately good manners, at best. She is a boasting, domineering, pretentious woman who likes to be the centre of attention and is generally disliked by Emma and her circle. She displays many of the faults for which Mr. Knightley reprimands Emma, however, on a much larger scale. Ironically much of Emma's dislike of Mrs. Elton arises from these faults. She patronizes Jane Fairfax, which earns Jane the sympathy of others.

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