An Apple Books Classic edition.
Emma Woodhouse may just be Jane Austen’s most controversial character. Some see her as a spoiled narcissist who’s deluded about reality, while others view her as a well-intentioned and bitingly sarcastic young woman who matures before our eyes.
This well-loved novel-which is often adapted for the screen-is set in the early 19th century, among England’s landed gentry. After seeing her governess happily married, Emma decides she is a natural matchmaker and devises a plan to find her new friend Harriet a mate. What follows has all the makings of a contemporary soap opera. As usual, Austen portrays her contemporaries with a brilliant and subtle snark. Emma is a wonderfully entertaining read.
Emma is vintage Austen
The pace initially is slow with great detail into parties and matters of feminine interest but half way down the book , a beautiful twist surprises the reader and brings the best out of Jane Austen.
Emma is a classic
The language of Jane Austen is so full and rich. It lets the reader enter completely into each of her characters, telling of all their thinking, both deep and fleeting. I enjoyed reading it again, after having seen many screen interpretations, which cannot ever even begin to do the same.
Good book, had to analyze it as a gentle satire for extension english. happy it was here free:)