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Bridget's Review

  • Aug 15, 2010
I like reading the classics but I prefer to read classics with a twist. Joseph's approach of adding vampires to the mix was absolutely brilliant! Reading Emma and the Vampires was an entertaining and exciting experience. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers.

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Emma and the Vampiresis full of wonderful little witty remarks that have you chuckling to yourself if not outright laughing out loud at Emma's 'cluelessness', Harriet's sweet trusting nature and the ridiculousness of fighting off hoards of vampires that seem to follow the upper set around town on their outings.

Emma's best and most heart fluttering scenes are still intact if not slightly blood enhanced for the horror thirsty. I would recommend giving this to your teen as an introduction to Austen if she wouldn't give her the time of day otherwise.

The language, settings, and plot of the original Emma are all preserved well, although the language is made much easier to read by Mr. Josephson, who originally rewrote this title for his daughter, who suggested that he add the vampires. (Mrs. Yingling Read20100804)

By reading this book, people may be more willing to give the original version of Emma a try and and anything that gets readers excited about the classics is definitely worthwhile. (Reading with Tequila20100803)

Over all, this book was an excellent read. It pulls you in from the beginning and holds you tightly in it's grip. Characters are alive and wrought with scandal. It's difficult to put down and easy to pick back up. The lightheartedness with which it's written allows the reader to hold fast to the original feel of Jane's writing, while keeping it upbeat for today's reader. (Literary Litter20100803)

With a nod to Steve Hockensmith's Pride and ...
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ISBN-10: 1402241348
ISBN-13: 978-1402241345
Author: Wayne Josephson
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

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