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Emma by Jane Austen
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Emma

170 ratings, 27 reviews

Emma Woodhouse is the "handsome, clever, and rich" character from Jane Austen's classic novel of manners. Set in early 19th century England, Emma is considered a comic masterpiece. It follows the heroine through seemingly trivial daily affairs as she tries to play matchmaker, often with hilarious and disastrous results. The overestimation of her powers and repeated meddling get her in plenty of trouble.

Unlike Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, which were about young women struggling to get married, Emma is Austen's only book about a financially independent woman: thus she is "immune to romantic attraction." It's also a commentary on class and feminist issues, but it's a comedy so don't let all that get in the way of a good read. Unfortunately, though Emma was written at the height of Austen's powers, and she reached the pinnacle of her fame from the book, her glory was short lived as she died a year later.

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Jacob Jost

February 28, 2014

All the great books you need

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Emma Greensberg

October 15, 2013

This book is so good that i can't put my ipad down and if it dies i'll plug it in then start reading this book again and emma is my name so thats kinda cool

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Anet Varghese

October 09, 2013

Good book.

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Georgia Thomas

September 30, 2013

Really good book

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Desiree Lawrence

September 23, 2013

This is sort of good 2 me, half middle, and half great!!!! Im a dusker fan!!!!!

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Destiny Jorgenson

September 03, 2013

I love this book

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Elayna Sams

July 07, 2013

One of my favorite books of all time, Jane Austen knows the human mind and heart so well as to be able to build a complex story off of characters and dialogue. The depth of the characters creates a relatability to Emma as a protagonist and a connection to her thoughts and presumptions throughout the entire novel. There is a love for all of the characters Emma holds affection for as well as dislike for the ones she holds no high value for. A unique and humorous journey through Emma's point of view is presented that demands an intimate connection to her life and relations to those around her.

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Eliza Mables

June 18, 2013

It's ok I guess.

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Miffd Rym

June 12, 2013

Boring

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Brittany Paul

May 30, 2013

Absolutely hilarious. And Emma is so relatable, and all the characters exaggerated so perfectly. New favorite.

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Scott Sargent

May 23, 2013

Very dated and wordy. More of a character piece than drama or action. Unfortunately, the character in this study is not very interesting.

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Jm Krystelle Eclarin

May 21, 2013

This book is so amazing

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Marie G

March 26, 2013

Loved this novel by Jane Austen; just the right mix of humor and romance. If you haven't read it yet, download and read...you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!

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Cheryl Clark

March 21, 2013

Love the wit and knowledge of people that Austen possesses. Great novel here!

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Jana Trehan

February 24, 2013

Its so funny and good, tottaly recomend

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Evelyn Claffy

January 27, 2013

Jane Austen's books, even though predictable, are fun to read. I think Pride and Prejudice the most humerous with the most well developed plot and characters.

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Emma Ross

January 10, 2013

This book makes no sense! I dont understand this because it has no predict on what will happen but it does in other books!

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Emma Jane Brown

December 09, 2012

I love it

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Yareimi Arrastia

December 02, 2012

It was cute :)

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Keerthna Gopala Krishnan

October 11, 2012

Nice book

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Emma Henson

August 09, 2012

I love this book and not just because my name is Emma!

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Priscilla Valentine

August 04, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this classic novel of Jane Austin's!

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Jordan Hagemann

June 09, 2012

My Jordan Hagemann

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Natalie Paular

May 30, 2012

I never tire of reading this book over and over. It is the most romantic book of all times.

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Quezia Jones

April 03, 2012

Good

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Leslie Rodrigue

March 03, 2012

It's good!!

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Maggie Vanier

February 02, 2012

Easy to read. Somewhat predictable but interesting.