Emma
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Emma
Jane Austen
Literature
Aug 9, 2018
At twenty, Emma Woodhouse—“handsome, clever, and rich”—knows that she’s the most fantastic woman in Highbury, and nothing amuses her more than meddling in other people’s affairs. But although she has good intentions, her matchmaking goes seriously awry, wrecking a perfectly good engagement for her friend Harriet. Only after a spate of social disasters does Emma realize both her own failings and her lover for her dashing neighbor. Always courteous to the reader, toward her characters Austen shows a sympathy that remains fond even when she is exposing their foolishness, a task from which she never shies. Emma is one of English literature’s most sparkling comedies of manners, and one of the most telling depictions we have of the limits of charm and the shock of self-recognition.
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Oct 28, 2018
I love Jane Austen, if for nothing else than for her ferocious wit and her female protagonists who are always stronger than they know.
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Nov 6, 2018
I remember loving Emma because she was so unlike other protagonists from what I'd read of this time period. Her flaws are loud and proud.
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Nov 25, 2018
Sometimes you want to shake Emma, but ultimately, she is not impervious to correction and recognition of her faults; Jane Austen has a way of making you identify with her characters, as, for instance, Miss Bates, who talks too much and knows she talks too much, and Emma, who thoughtlessly teases Miss Bates for talking too much.
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She excels at character development...more than anyone else. Period.
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Read, loved.
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Jane Austen’s tongue in cheek style always pleases.
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Love these classic stories about how women come to terms with the mores and their oppression of the 19th Century in the UK
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Love!
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Emma is Austen’s most “real” heroine. She both endearing and annoying, never boring.
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Mar 29
Excellent Jane Austen
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Jane Austen never disappoints.
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Sharp social critique with humor.
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Jun 19
Austin takes personal issues of love and family and makes them universal
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