Beautiful, clever, rich, and well-meaning, Emma Woodhouse thinks she knows best. She can’t resist orchestrating other people’s lives, and convinced that she’s not destined to find true love herself, she instead devotes herself to playing Cupid for others. Absolutely nothing goes according to... show more
Beautiful, clever, rich, and well-meaning, Emma Woodhouse thinks she knows best. She can’t resist orchestrating other people’s lives, and convinced that she’s not destined to find true love herself, she instead devotes herself to playing Cupid for others. Absolutely nothing goes according to plan, and Emma ultimately discovers that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart.
Publish date: August 1st 2003
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Pages no: 471
Edition language: English
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...
Emma ist eine selbstbewusste junge Dame, die weiß was sich geziemt und ihrer eigenen Meinung nach besonders gut abschätzen kann, wer mit wem den Bund für’s Leben schließen sollte. Immer darum bemüht, ihre Freunde glücklich zu sehen, geht sie die Aufgabe als Ehestifterin an.Dieses Werk der Weltlitera...
I wasn't sure how to rate this. Overall I liked it, but not much more than that I think, hence the three stars. It just felt long, although based on my ereader, it didn't actually take much longer to read than I'd expect a book of this length to take. I guess I just wasn't enthralled. I think m...
1. I read this the second time thanks to Kelly's excellent review, and I raised the rating from two stars to three (the previous time, I only finished it because I was really curious about what would happen to Harriet, and was really in a "either this book goes or I do" mode). 2. Emma is very didact...
This month’s resolution read actually fit two categories. I’ve read Emma, by Jane Austen, before. I didn’t like it. I took a chance on it to see if I still didn’t like it. I know Emma is a big favorite with Austenites…but, I’m not one of them, even after my re-read. I’ve loved every other Austen nov...
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