"I should like to see Emma in love, and in some doubt of return; it would do her good," remarks one of Jane Austen's characters in Emma. Quick-witted, beautiful, headstrong and rich, Emma Woodhouse is inordinately fond of match-making select inhabitants of the village of Highbury, yet aloof... show more
"I should like to see Emma in love, and in some doubt of return; it would do her good," remarks one of Jane Austen's characters in Emma. Quick-witted, beautiful, headstrong and rich, Emma Woodhouse is inordinately fond of match-making select inhabitants of the village of Highbury, yet aloof and oblivious as to the question of whom she herself might marry. This paradox multiplies the intrigues and sparkling ironies of Jane Austen's masterpiece, her comedy of a sentimental education through which Emma discovers a capacity for love and marriage.
Publish date: August 30th 1966
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
I assigned this book to my girls for school this year. I made them do the whole book, no matter how much they wanted to break up with the author (after 50 pages). We talked about the folly of Emma and how she seems to constantly meddle in the lives of those around her and how she seems to have airs,...
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...
Kolejny raz. Nic na to nie poradzę. Nie zachwyca.
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...
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...