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Emma, a self-assured young lady in Regency England, is determined to arrange her life and the lives of those around her into a pattern dictated by her romantic fancy.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2015
Edition: Reissued with an updated Further Reading
ISBN: 9780141439587
Branch Call Number: FIC AUSTEN 2015
Characteristics: xxxvi, 476 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Stafford, Fiona J.


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Mar 03, 2020

Not one of my favorites by Austen. It is too predictable . . . and slow to get to the resolution. But I am glad I read it.

happyreader64 Oct 06, 2019

Emma, is my 3rd Jane Austin book that I've read. I really enjoyed this story. The author has a wonderful knack for expanding the characters in such a way that the reader feels as though they know them personally.
Emma's growth in the story is exponential from the beginning to the end.
It also made watching the movie so much more enjoyable to read the book first.

bibliosara Oct 03, 2019

One of my favorite Jane Austen novels (who am I kidding? They are all my favorite!), Emma focuses on a young matchmaker whose efforts seem to spiral out of control. What follows is a delightful – and insightful – exploration of romance, friendship, and the responsibilities we have for one another as decent human beings. Emma's fall from grace awakes something in each of us that has us reconsider our own presumptions and actions toward others. As good a social commentary as the rest of Austen's titles, Emma is also a comedic romance that will give you every kind of fuzzy baby bunny and butterflies kinda feeling there is. (And, if you are looking for a film adaptation, the 1996 version is excellent and closely holds to the novel - although I haven't watched the other adaptations to compare... yet.)

AnnabelleLee27 Mar 21, 2019

This Jane Austen novel is light-hearted and often very perceptive and witty. However, Emma's romance feels unconvincing, flat, and rushed which is strange for such a slow moving story. It was delightful to hear it read by a narrator with a strong British accent.

Feb 27, 2019

Among all Jane Austen's splendid works, Emma is the one which gives me the most pleasure simply as a read. Sure, there's plenty of humor here, as the overconfident Emma is constantly misjudging situations, and the understated Mr. Knightley patiently counsels her. But over it all is a glorious text.

Feb 14, 2019

a heroine whom no one but the authoress could like........of course that is not true. This is a well loved book.

Jun 21, 2018

Comedy to escape to for readers with “idle” time, no idle mind induced, but reprieved from reading of serious social realism. Touch of farcical and satirical effect may be the outcome of subconscious effort, reveals Jane Austen’s linguistic talent especially considering her limited experience and restricted exposure.
I liked Emma character (though she often acted against the honest and straightforward way, she’s the opposite of hypocrite.), no less than the book. Jane Fairfax and Mr. Knightly, the only characters that were not mocked, whom I liked the least, less than Mrs. Elton and Frank Churchill.
Remarkably, these characters are timeless and can be who we are.

Jun 14, 2018

I read Pride and Prejudice a few years ago, and was looking forward to reading another one of Jane Austen's classics. I was very disappointed with Emma. Emma, the main character, is a rich dull woman with first world problems.

SPPL_Joey Mar 18, 2018

“A man," said he, "must have a very good opinion of himself when he asks people to leave their own fireside, and encounter such a day as this, for the sake of coming to see him. He must think himself a most agreeable fellow; I could not do such a thing. It is the greatest absurdity—Actually snowing at this moment!— The folly of not allowing people to be comfortable at home—and the folly of people’s not staying comfortably at home when they can! If we were obliged to go out such an evening as this, by any call of duty or business, what a hardship we should deem it;—and here are we, probably with rather thinner clothing than usual, setting forward voluntarily, without excuse, in defiance of the voice of nature, which tells man, in every thing given to his view or his feelings, to stay at home himself, and keep all under shelter that he can;— here are we setting forward to spend five dull hours in another man’s house, with nothing to say or to hear that was not said and heard yesterday, and may not be said and heard again to-morrow. Going in dismal weather, to return probably in worse;—four horses and four servants taken out for nothing but to convey five idle, shivering creatures into colder rooms and worse company than they might have had at home.”

Apr 14, 2016

When reading this I was extremely reminded by the movie Clueless. Great book nonetheless.

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Aug 26, 2016

'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.'

Aug 04, 2015

Mr. Knightley, in fact, was one of the few people who could see faults in Emma Woodhouse and the only one who ever told her of them. . . .

May 20, 2015

He has imposed on me, but he has not injured me.

Jul 17, 2013

Nonsensical girl!

-Mr. Knightley

Jul 29, 2012

" I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether to accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him." - Emma to Harriet

Jul 11, 2012

I am quite enough in love. I should be sorry to be more.

crystal_dark Nov 03, 2011

“Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!”

Dec 19, 2010

"Ah! There is nothing like staying home for real comfort."


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