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Emma (book)

114 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Jane Austen

Characters:      Emma Woodhouse   Mr. George Knightley   Mr Frank Churchill   Jane Fairfax   Harriet Smith   Philip Elton   Augusta Elton   Mrs Weston   … see full wiki

Publisher: Modern Library
Date Published: May 8, 2001
19 reviews about Emma (book)
review by . June 14, 2010
   Emma Woodhouse is rare in the Austen canon in that she is financially well-off. Arguably, the novel recounts the emotional and intellectual journey of the protagonist - and perhaps the reader - wherein she discovers the greater importance of inherent personal value (intelligence, taste, generosity, kindness) as compared to external features such as wealth or charm. Adapted in 1995 into the movie Clueless, Emma, like all of Austen's work, remains startlingly relevant to modern audiences. …
review by . June 22, 2010
Your perspective of this classic story, which has been remade as the contemporary movie Clueless, will evolve as you gain life experience.       Emma is an 18 year old who believes she understands everyone's feelings and motives; she has no compunctions about matchmaking and arranging others' lives with amusing results. 
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
Though the character Emma isn't someone I'd necessarily want to be friends with, I did enjoy reading about her. And Austen is just great in general.
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
You both love and want to punish Emma for all of her matchmaking indescrepancies. The characters in this Austen novel are perhaps the quirkiest in her repetoir.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Emma is a classic that still never ceases to entertain and amaze me.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
My favorite Jane Austen
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Being a man can't quite get into the Austen novels.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
who doesn't love Jane Austen -- Emma is 18 and thinks she knows everything -- wellll you read and see what you thing -- great classic!!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
One of my favorite books
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
This book is wonderful! A sweet girl, Emma, with her sly ways of being a matchmaker. Then when it's her who is in love, we are completely surprised and the characters love stories intertwine.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
One of the funnest Jane Austen books! If you like it, try the movie Clueless which is based on Emma.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
I enjoyed Emma, but mostly I appreciated the idealistic view of days long past for the upper class. Everything was a bit to simplistic, but underneath was a great coming of age story for the female youth to savor. Nice read.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
One of Austen's best. Modern readers will recognize a similarity between Emma and the nineties film Clueless. This is because the film was loosely based on Emma.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
Another great book by Jane Austen. I really love most everything she's written and have made it a point to read all she has written. This is really a book worth at least checking out of the library and reading.
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
Mildly funny.
review by . June 16, 2010
I first read this book when I was just 19, and found  the concept of Emma directing everyone's love lives perfectly reasonable. As an adult, I found it very, very funny. You will gain different perspectives when reading over time. The film adaptation, "Clueless," is also very fun. 
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I don't like this one quite as much as Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility, though it is still an excellent book and a wonderful summary of country life.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Any Austen fan will love Emma...even if at first she seems annoying. This book also has one of Jane Austen's most crush-worthy male leads!
review by . May 16, 2009
Emma was the first Jane Austen book I've ever read &, originally, I liked it much more than Pride And Prejudice but I've since changed my mind. While I love this book, it's not my favorite anymore.     Emma is such a fun character because she is so sure that what she's doing is right when all the while she's just making a mess of things. The best part about her is that when she sees that she is wrong, she can laugh at herself & learn from her mistakes.     Mr. …
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