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Emma
Jane Austen
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Emma Woodhouse is the self-appointed matchmaker within her small circle of acquaintances but the objects of her attention have a curious habit of resisting her schemes. Hurt feelings, much confusion, and of course a great deal of witty banter and razor-sharp observation ensue in this clever meditation on the perils of adolescent hubris.

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It took me a while to work my way through this book, but it was utterly charming.
 
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As much as I could appreciate it, I can't say I'm actively enjoyed this novel. I found too many of the characters thoroughly annoying in a million little ways and just couldn't see the attraction towards any of them as people. I know for a fact that if I were stuck with Highbury Society as shown here, I'd shun the lot of them. Except, perhaps, Mr. Knightly, as I found I agreed with him and felt he was not in it nearly enough for my liking.<br/><br/>I did, however, persevere to the end, as I was determined to finish it. I'm eventually got to grips a little more with the excessively formal style, but found it felt stilted when in the reading and, as a result, it felt like it took forever to plough through.
 
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Feb. 16, 2015
Liked it VERY MUCH !! Thanks to DailyLit !
 
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I am so glad that I finally understand the joy of reading Austen. When I was younger (and oh so foolish) I tried to read some Austen, but it was so stuffy and pompous that I could not get into it. Thankfully I had my eyes (er, ears?) opened up when hearing the audio version of Pride &amp; Prejudice. She was writing with tongue firmly in cheek!, I now comprehended. The pomposity was part of the joke, the appeal in laughing at the characters, not in agreeing with them. What a revelation.<br/><br/>Emma is an enjoyable read, but it is not up to the same elegance and perfection as the ultimate classic Austens, Pride &amp; Prejudice and Sense &amp; Sensibility. However, you will still enjoy the foolish pride and insensibility of the title character, cringe as she puts her foot wrong, and smile at the inevitable conclusions.
 
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While this was not one of my altime favorites of Jane Austen...it still does her much justice. She was an amazing writer. This story was written well and really makes you feel like you live in the times she writes of so well. I would definately read it again. Mr Knightley was a wonderful character. Most of her leading men are...but Mr Knightley I must say is definately a favorite of mine.
 
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Sept. 25, 2014
I'm not going to say I hated this one, but it has to be my least favorite Jane Austen book so far (I've read Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Mansfield Park & Northanger Abbey). This was really the first one I've read by her, but I read it in high school and completely hated it! I am glad that I gave it a second chance, since I liked it a lot more the second time around. Emma came across as very spoiled and a complete snob for the vast majority of the book. If I hadn't skimmed the cliffnotes, Emma being in love with Knightly would have completely dumbfounded me.
 
July 10, 2015
Delightful
...but Mr. Knightley is the worst. Can you imagine him scolding you for the rest of your life? Ghastly.
 
April 23, 2017
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