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Monday, October 24, 2005

Emma by Jane Austen


"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." One may be tempted to wonder what Austen could possibly find to say about so fortunate a character. The answer is, quite a lot. For Emma, raised to think well of herself, has such a high opinion of her own worth that it blinds her to the opinions of others.

3 Comments:

  • The classic novel, Emma, written by the ever loved Jane Austen, gives readers insight to a world long forgoten by our generation, this book is based mainly around the one thing women of that century wanted, marriage. This novel has its ups and downs, at one minute a reader can be so involved that they are unable to put the book down and then the next it can be the longest chapter of your life So take care when reading this book because you also must pay attention or you will get lost and have to reread a chapter over. but for all the books short comeings it makes up for them with its witty and sometimes aggravating characters.

    By Blogger Megan, at 5:09 PM  

  • For this assignment I read the classic book Emma by Jane Austen. This story has a great plotline that most teens can relate to in one way or another. (The book is mainly about the consequences of bad match-making). Emma has its humorous parts and sarcastic characters which making it rather interesting. However, some chapters go into incredible detail and get really boring really fast. There are tons of characters but only a few important ones. It still helps out to keep a list of characters to refer back to to make the reading less confusing. If you are into romantic comedies with a twist, then I highly recommend this novel.

    By Blogger Becca R, at 4:02 PM  

  • The book Emma, was a very classic love story novel. It created many great points to live your life by, and also created lessons to learn, from the mistakes of others. The book creates an indepth look into the lives of Emma and her sourroundings, over all it was a great book, but very slow in understanding.

    By Blogger KFlori, at 10:38 AM  

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