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Emma - James Kinsley, Adela Pinch, Jane Austen
Emma
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Emma Woodhouse is the lovely, lively, willful, and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her... show more
Emma Woodhouse is the lovely, lively, willful, and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma puzzles and blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small town undergoing historical transition. Written with matchless wit and irony, judged by many to be her finest novel, Emma has been adapted many times for film and television. This new edition contains lively notes and an introduction that shows how Austen brilliantly turns the mundane into the exceptional.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192802378 (0192802372)
ASIN: 192802372
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Emma by Jane Austen
I have a rocky relationship with Jane Austen. I first read her major works for bragging rights when too young to appreciate them. Then as an adult, I read Mansfield Park and Persuasion, and decided, nope, Austen wasn’t for me. And then I read Northanger Abbey. And it was fun! And funny! So recently,...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.5 Emma ★★★★☆
This story is a lot of fun and continues to hold up well on every re-read. Emma is perhaps the most realistic of Austen's protagonists - a wealthy young woman who has always been the biggest fish in her little pond, spoiled, vain, arrogant, and petty. But she means well, and eventually matures as sh...
Abdita
Abdita rated it
2.0 Jane Austen - "Emma"
Kolejny raz. Nic na to nie poradzę. Nie zachwyca.
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
2.0 Laber, laber, sülz, sülz
Bedauerlicherweise muss ich Euch gestehen, dass ich schon wieder eine total berühmte Person des Schreibhandwerks und eine Schriftstellerin, die man angeblich gelesen haben muss, für mich persönlich total abmontieren und bösartig verreißen muss. Dabei geht es nicht darum, dass das Werk schon sehr alt...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Such a Beautiful Hindquarter of Pork: "Emma" by Jane Austen
I wonder if a variation on the Unreliable Narrator is permissible here? Jane Austen's Emma, while narrated solely by the author herself, is told exclusively from the title character's point of view (chime in and correct me if there are scenes in which she doesn't take part, however minor) so that Au...
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