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Emma

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Paperback | February 2, 2015

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Jane Austen wrote some of the most remarkable romantic novels in English, and Emma is said to be written at the height of her powers. Like all her novels (Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility), the narrative is simple, straightforward and the story develops through seemingly commonplace conversations and events. Emma is twenty one year old daughter to rich Mr Woodhouse, "full of trivial communications and harmless gossip." The story captures how Emma comes to terms with her own errors of judgement, and how she discovers her liking and love for one of the chief characters of the novel.
Title:EmmaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 2, 2015Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1848373120

ISBN - 13:9781848373129

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta love Jane Austen Although not amongst my favourite Jane Austen novels it was still an enjoyable read. This book has a good underlying lesson and an interesting storyline.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Good, not my favourite of her works but still enjoyable
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expertly crafted I learned a lot from these characters, and I think this novel may actually have my favourite Austen gentleman...
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Austen Novel! By far my favourite Austen novel and the most fun to read Austen novel. I love Austen's witty, wry sense of humour, which she demonstrates with her use of the third person omniscient narrator! Emma is one of my favourite characters in all of literature. This is a great classic novel and I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A classic story bound in a beautiful cover. A must-read.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read All young women should read this book as it provides lessons in a non preachy and humorous way about how you need to work on bettering yourself, not try and interfere with others.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book. Classic story This is a great book. Loved the story. Fast and easy read!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dreamy! I loved this book! I definitely related to Emma a lot. Any hopeless romantic will like this book.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Least favorite heroin but still a classic. Emma Woodhouse is not, in contemporary terms, a very loveable heroin, but she reminds us that Austen wrote brilliant social commentaries about her own time.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good really great book , i loved it
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE! I loved Emma's character. This book is is simply lovely and filled with humour. Way better then pride and prejudice. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Classic I will never understand some people's negative attitudes towards the character of Emma. She is, in my opinion, one of the more relatable Austen characters. This is a feel-good, not-too-serious kind of story that still contains a lot of great lessons. Definitely a favourite. If you liked the movie Clueless (who doesn't?), you'll love this book (as the movie was based on this book).
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I didn't love it but a good read
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this at 10, never looked back This book was the beginning of my foray into a world of classic literature. I adored it, and do to this day. I own every Jane Austen book in multiple editions and multiple languages. Emma has a certain charm to it that makes you want to pick it up whenever you're feeling particularly cheerful and cozy. Emma is such a unique character and her wit is ever amusing.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from adored this book loved the characters, and I have yet to be disappointed with a book that Jane Austen has made. I adored the character of Emma
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun this is a fun book - light and funny with great characters
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic!! My first Austen and I loved it!!
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Book Jane Austen is a great author. Emma is not her best work but still a good read.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read While this is not my favourite Jane Austen novel, it is still a good read.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of Jane Austen's best. This is a book I re-read several times, and I'm sure I will again. Emma is a realistic, flawed being. She is kind-hearted, but can be harsh and prejudiced.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read all of Jane Austen You will never be disappointed when reading a novel by Jane Austen, she was the greatest writer of our time.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Found it hard to get through the old style of writing but will try another
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book If you liked Pride & Prejudice you will like this.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Stars Emma, after Pride & Prejudice, is my favourite Jane Austen novel. It is too lengthy for comfort but the heroine is equally as bold as Elizabeth Bennet but far more childish and, at times, socially inappropriate. Regarding the character of Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen stated "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." You may not like Emma Woodhouse but she is a highly spirited, independent girl who likes to take things into her own hands. Her hasty assumptions and actions drive the story as she acts as a matchmaker to her friends and acquaintances, determined she can see love when she cannot even spot the love that a close friend, George Knightley, has for her. This is also a story of a young, slightly selfish, slightly spoiled girl who comes to realize her own faults and necessity to become a better person. Emma is a wonderful classic.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another classic This is another classic Jane Austen book. Well written.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth it! Anything Jane Austen is worth reading! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good you can't go wrong with jane austen. loved this classic
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's all in how you look at it I can understand why people might get annoyed with this book; the 'voice-box' characters are quite overwhelming. But when you realize that that is exactly what Jane Austen was writing a commentary about, it becomes an amusing comedy of manners. Quite good.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we are all emma I love Emma's character arc.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book Jane Austen's writing frequently doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Every girl needs to read emma! Austen is amazing
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it. Great book, great read. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Written in a lighter way, it should be taken lightly! The last of her novels published when she was alive, Jane Austen’s Emma depicts the life of this 21 year-old woman, who lives with her father assuming the role of mistress of the house. As one of the “belles” of Highbury she believes herself entitle to every of her fantasies, including matchmaking just about everyone. The long-time family friend Mr Knightley does not approve of all this, especially when it concerns the projects she has for the future of Harriet Smith or the fancy she takes to Mr Frank Churchill. But it seems that nothing is to stop her, except maybe love... I used to think this longest novel, the less of 2 evils when compared to Mansfield Park but I must admit that on the second reading, I like it less that I thought I originally did. Probably because of all the 6 novels, this one is the lightest of all in terms of its characters psyche. You do not need to as dig deep to understand the essence of Emma Woodhouse's character, as you would have with others. Everything is written on the surface, which is why I recommend you read it in a very light mood, a vacation mood. For more about this book and many more, visit my blog : ladybugandotherbookworms.blogspot.com
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This is a timeless classic. A girl who has it all gets put in her place even though she is trying to improve other people's lives. Instead of letting the cards fall she tries to intervene and find things out about her own life.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was hoping for a bit more. Emma has no intention of ever marrying and she considers herself a very good matchmaker amongst her friends. Of course, she is not nearly as good a matchmaker as she thinks she is and manages to mess up a few times and she misses seeing things between people. I was hoping for more. I liked parts of it, but my mind wandered throughout a lot of the book, too. It seemed if the focus was on particular characters (Harriet, Frank Churchill, sometimes Mr. Knightley), it kept my attention a bit more. I was interested at the start and at the end, and when the aforementioned characters were involved in the storyline, but otherwise, I got a bit bored at times and couldn't always pay attention to it.
Date published: 2011-03-20

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