Emma Wodehouse is rich, spoiled, and meddlesome. Jane Austen famously declared that nobody would like her heroine except herself. Yet Emma remains as popular and beloved as Austen's other novels, a meandering but witty comedy that weaves its characters in and out of situations brought on by its heroine's attempts at playing matchmaker. It's satirical with a soft touch — more light-hearted than Austen's other novels — but written with a great deal of love for its characters.
Very early on the protagonist becomes a bit unlike-able. The ending is somewhat predictable although some plot twists were introduced. Still, it is a sufficiently engaging story for compulsive readers.
Although I feel Jane Eyre a more intriguing story this book was extremely well done. Such detail and innuendo in the writing. Very nice for those who enjoy British Literature.
This is a wonderful book with a beautiful ending! No tears to be shed.