"I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like," declared Jane Austen when she wrote Emma. But it turns out that readers loved Emma Woodhouse, a ”handsome, clever, and rich” young lady who enjoys meddling in others' lives--until she nearly makes a mess of her own. Austen's... show more
"I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like," declared Jane Austen when she wrote Emma. But it turns out that readers loved Emma Woodhouse, a ”handsome, clever, and rich” young lady who enjoys meddling in others' lives--until she nearly makes a mess of her own. Austen's pointed look at romantic mishaps and matchmaking, social status in the Georgian age, and the importance of simple human kindness remains a joy to read.
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Pages no: 512
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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