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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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
October 09, 2013
September 30, 2013
Really good book
September 23, 2013
This is sort of good 2 me, half middle, and half great!!!! Im a dusker fan!!!!!
September 03, 2013
I love this book
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.
June 18, 2013
It's ok I guess.
June 12, 2013
May 30, 2013
Absolutely hilarious. And Emma is so relatable, and all the characters exaggerated so perfectly. New favorite.
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.
Jm Krystelle Eclarin
May 21, 2013
This book is so amazing
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!
March 21, 2013
Love the wit and knowledge of people that Austen possesses. Great novel here!
February 24, 2013
Its so funny and good, tottaly recomend
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.
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!
Emma Jane Brown
December 09, 2012
I love it
December 02, 2012
It was cute :)
Keerthna Gopala Krishnan
October 11, 2012
August 09, 2012
I love this book and not just because my name is Emma!
August 04, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this classic novel of Jane Austin's!
June 09, 2012
My Jordan Hagemann
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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February 02, 2012
Easy to read. Somewhat predictable but interesting.