Emma

Emma

Clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans Clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage...

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Title:Emma
Author:Jane Austen
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Number of Pages:474 pages pages

Emma Reviews

  • Mike
    May 07, 2008

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

    I'm pretty impressed with this busybody know-it-all. :) As a character novel, the entire thing is extremely dense and interesting and oh-so-convoluted. As a plot novel, it's not so much of anything. :) Fortunately, I was in the mood for something that would lift individual s...

    Warning: If you are a fan of Jane Austen and her "amazing" work, then don't read this. This will be a very negative review. And I am going to be pretty mean. And have been confirmed that I am the only who will never like Jane Austen! October 27th, 2013 edit Don't know wh...

    Not gonna lie, I am soooo happy that I can eventually close this book. And by that means I have read it all from the very beginning to the end / every single page of it / not a cowardly DNF. I'm so proud of my self. Thank you. The main problems of this book, that it took me ...

    Gracias, Jane Austen, por no decepcionarme aún. Se nota que este libro lo escribió durante la madurez, porque ni Sentido y sensibilidad ni Orgullo y prejuicio tienen una trama que parece muy sencilla y que logra construir algo más complejo. Uno de los motivos puede llegar a ser una ...

    Emma is the last novel Jane Austen published before dying, and (along with Mansfield Park) one of her longest. For Emma, she upgraded publishers; this was published by the more prestigious John Murray, who also had Byron. She was treated as a respected writer by Murray, and Emma got mo...

    Continuing our trip down Jane Austen Blvd! Emma has much the same style that Persuasion does, but with a much, MUCH lighter tone. It can afford it; while Anne spends pretty much all of Persuasion pining for lost love, Emma is far too busy meddling in everyone else's love lives to get t...

  • Kelly
    May 24, 2007

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

  • mark monday
    Jun 14, 2007

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

  • Diane
    Aug 14, 2007

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

  • Mandy
    Feb 03, 2008

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

  • Paul Bryant
    Oct 17, 2007

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 20, 2010

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

  • Amy
    Jun 21, 2008

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

  • Amanda
    Jul 28, 2009

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

  • Jason Koivu
    Sep 26, 2010

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

    I'm pretty impressed with this busybody know-it-all. :) As a character novel, the entire thing is extremely dense and interesting and oh-so-convoluted. As a plot novel, it's not so much of anything. :) Fortunately, I was in the mood for something that would lift individual s...

    Warning: If you are a fan of Jane Austen and her "amazing" work, then don't read this. This will be a very negative review. And I am going to be pretty mean. And have been confirmed that I am the only who will never like Jane Austen! October 27th, 2013 edit Don't know wh...

    Not gonna lie, I am soooo happy that I can eventually close this book. And by that means I have read it all from the very beginning to the end / every single page of it / not a cowardly DNF. I'm so proud of my self. Thank you. The main problems of this book, that it took me ...

    Gracias, Jane Austen, por no decepcionarme aún. Se nota que este libro lo escribió durante la madurez, porque ni Sentido y sensibilidad ni Orgullo y prejuicio tienen una trama que parece muy sencilla y que logra construir algo más complejo. Uno de los motivos puede llegar a ser una ...

    Emma is the last novel Jane Austen published before dying, and (along with Mansfield Park) one of her longest. For Emma, she upgraded publishers; this was published by the more prestigious John Murray, who also had Byron. She was treated as a respected writer by Murray, and Emma got mo...

    Continuing our trip down Jane Austen Blvd! Emma has much the same style that Persuasion does, but with a much, MUCH lighter tone. It can afford it; while Anne spends pretty much all of Persuasion pining for lost love, Emma is far too busy meddling in everyone else's love lives to get t...

    Wow, what a lot of effort Austen put into her annoying characters in this one! Just to make sure I'm clear, I'm not saying I didn't like Emma because of this. I mean there are two or three characters that are intentionally annoying and Austen spent a lot of time constructing each, offe...

  • Apatt
    Jan 06, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

  • Alex
    Dec 31, 2013

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

    I'm pretty impressed with this busybody know-it-all. :) As a character novel, the entire thing is extremely dense and interesting and oh-so-convoluted. As a plot novel, it's not so much of anything. :) Fortunately, I was in the mood for something that would lift individual s...

    Warning: If you are a fan of Jane Austen and her "amazing" work, then don't read this. This will be a very negative review. And I am going to be pretty mean. And have been confirmed that I am the only who will never like Jane Austen! October 27th, 2013 edit Don't know wh...

    Not gonna lie, I am soooo happy that I can eventually close this book. And by that means I have read it all from the very beginning to the end / every single page of it / not a cowardly DNF. I'm so proud of my self. Thank you. The main problems of this book, that it took me ...

    Gracias, Jane Austen, por no decepcionarme aún. Se nota que este libro lo escribió durante la madurez, porque ni Sentido y sensibilidad ni Orgullo y prejuicio tienen una trama que parece muy sencilla y que logra construir algo más complejo. Uno de los motivos puede llegar a ser una ...

    Emma is the last novel Jane Austen published before dying, and (along with Mansfield Park) one of her longest. For Emma, she upgraded publishers; this was published by the more prestigious John Murray, who also had Byron. She was treated as a respected writer by Murray, and Emma got mo...

  • Bradley
    Aug 22, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

    I'm pretty impressed with this busybody know-it-all. :) As a character novel, the entire thing is extremely dense and interesting and oh-so-convoluted. As a plot novel, it's not so much of anything. :) Fortunately, I was in the mood for something that would lift individual s...

  • Lora
    Jun 26, 2011

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

  • Simona Bartolotta
    Apr 18, 2017

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

  • Henry Avila
    Aug 06, 2014

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

  • s.penkevich
    Jun 10, 2012

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

  • Luffy
    May 25, 2018

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jan 01, 2013

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

  • Yaz *The Reading Girl*
    Oct 09, 2013

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

    I'm pretty impressed with this busybody know-it-all. :) As a character novel, the entire thing is extremely dense and interesting and oh-so-convoluted. As a plot novel, it's not so much of anything. :) Fortunately, I was in the mood for something that would lift individual s...

    Warning: If you are a fan of Jane Austen and her "amazing" work, then don't read this. This will be a very negative review. And I am going to be pretty mean. And have been confirmed that I am the only who will never like Jane Austen! October 27th, 2013 edit Don't know wh...

  • Yani
    Oct 15, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

    I'm pretty impressed with this busybody know-it-all. :) As a character novel, the entire thing is extremely dense and interesting and oh-so-convoluted. As a plot novel, it's not so much of anything. :) Fortunately, I was in the mood for something that would lift individual s...

    Warning: If you are a fan of Jane Austen and her "amazing" work, then don't read this. This will be a very negative review. And I am going to be pretty mean. And have been confirmed that I am the only who will never like Jane Austen! October 27th, 2013 edit Don't know wh...

    Not gonna lie, I am soooo happy that I can eventually close this book. And by that means I have read it all from the very beginning to the end / every single page of it / not a cowardly DNF. I'm so proud of my self. Thank you. The main problems of this book, that it took me ...

    Gracias, Jane Austen, por no decepcionarme aún. Se nota que este libro lo escribió durante la madurez, porque ni Sentido y sensibilidad ni Orgullo y prejuicio tienen una trama que parece muy sencilla y que logra construir algo más complejo. Uno de los motivos puede llegar a ser una ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Sep 14, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jun 22, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

  • Renato Magalhães Rocha
    Apr 25, 2014

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

  • Lizzy
    Apr 30, 2014

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

  • Lisa
    Mar 03, 2018

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

  • *eKa*
    Sep 27, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

    Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all. Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it w...

    Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his a...

    Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint. Full review to come. Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wro...

    Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who...

    I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there s...

    936. Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among...

    I'm beginning to put in more work in my hobby - my solitary one, reading - than I've put in my career. 400 pages of this stuff is the strong stuff. I have little to analyze here. That is because a lot of the things that can be construed, can be true of any book. Like Sam Harris said...

    Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of...

    I hope not to raise any of my friends? sensibilities when I tell you that although I liked Emma, I did not love it. Emma simply did not move me. "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody...

    "With insufferable vanity had she believed herself in the secret of everybody's feelings; with unpardonable arrogance proposed everybody's destiny. She was proved to have been universally mistaken. She had brought evil on Harriet, on herself, and she too much feared, on Mr. Knightley....

    Jane Austen seems to be a rather divisive figure as of late. You love her for her wit, her irony, her gentle but pointed depictions of manners and love. Or you hate her because she seems to be harking back to an age of prescribed gender roles and stultifying drawing room conversation. ...

    This was the perfect book to reread during my Christmas break. I am a devoted fan of Jane Austen's work, but even so, I find "Emma" to be particularly charming and insightful. The story of the "handsome, clever and rich" Emma Woodhouse, who is determined to be a matchmaker among he...

    ?Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.? Emma Woodhouse, the heroine and namesake of Jane Austen?s last novel to be published within her lifetime, spends her day...

    Second revived review to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sorry Jane, this is rather a feeble review. ***** The only thing I can remember about this beloved novel is that I read it on the bus to work. That's it. On the bus. Sorry. The three stars...

    All these beautiful rereads I'm forced to do because of university are going to mess with my avg rating of this year, but I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I think I like Emma even better than I like Pride and Prejudice. It's so fresh, so sparkly, so linguistically nimble, I would deem it i...

    Upon my word! After reading a couple of chapters of Emma I do declare?with all due respect?that Miss Emma Woodhouse is one silly cow. I have sought assurance from my dear friend?the very learned Mrs. Roberts from a nearby vicarage?regarding correct usage of the term ?silly co...

    I'm pretty impressed with this busybody know-it-all. :) As a character novel, the entire thing is extremely dense and interesting and oh-so-convoluted. As a plot novel, it's not so much of anything. :) Fortunately, I was in the mood for something that would lift individual s...

    Warning: If you are a fan of Jane Austen and her "amazing" work, then don't read this. This will be a very negative review. And I am going to be pretty mean. And have been confirmed that I am the only who will never like Jane Austen! October 27th, 2013 edit Don't know wh...

    Not gonna lie, I am soooo happy that I can eventually close this book. And by that means I have read it all from the very beginning to the end / every single page of it / not a cowardly DNF. I'm so proud of my self. Thank you. The main problems of this book, that it took me ...

  • Kai
    Nov 06, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Jun 14, 2016

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...

    This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don?t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands fo...

    ?I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.? Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was...

    Austen paints a world of excess. She?s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn?t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma?s farther is a ridiculous p...

    My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on you...

    My dear Jane Austen, I hope you don?t mind that I write to you, expressing my gratitude for your brilliant handling of words. And as the post office is an object of interest and admiration in your novel ?Emma?, I thought a letter would be the adequate way of communicating my ...

    I must begin by stating that I may be utterly biased here. Emma is the novel that introduced me to the treasure that are Jane Austen's masterpieces. I read it when I was fourteen, and fell in love with it right there and then. People often tend to mention that Emma Woodhouse is the...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jun 12, 2018

    Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable! ...