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  • May 16, 2009
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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. Knightly is one of my favorite Austen characters. His name says it all, "knightly." He is the perfect gentlemen...possibly moreso than Mr. Darcy, even.

The characters in this book, as in all Jane Austen books, represent both the follies & goodness in human nature, which is what I love about her writing. This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend for anyone new to Jane Austen.

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May 16, 2009
Ok, once again, it's pulling up the movie instead of the novel...
May 16, 2009
Nice review, Jamie! I think you were looking to post your review here though :)
May 16, 2009
Actually, I had originally posted this review for the book on Amazon. I used the Lunch This tool to add it to this site & instead of the book the movie picture appeared. I'm not sure what happened. The same thing happened with my Mansfield Park review. I was going to review all of Jane Austen's novels but quit when they kept getting placed with the movie data points. I sent a message to the Lunch staff. Hopefully they can figure out what is going wrong.
May 17, 2009
Very strange. Thanks for sending in feedback, I hope they figure it out soon!
 
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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
Dry, boring, and too long, but still a classic tale.
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Hello Everyone,    I live in Missouri, which is almost exactly in the middle of the United States. Many people refer to it as "Misery" but I think it's a great place to live. I live … more
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ISBN-10: 0375757422 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780375757426 (pbk.)
Publisher: Modern Library
Date Published: May 8, 2001

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