Written by : Jane Austen
Release date : 1991 (1816)
Pages : 512
The most perfect of Jane Austen’s perfect novels begins with twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people’s lives—for their own good, of course. Her well-meant interfering centers on the aloof Jane Fairfax, the dangerously attractive Frank Churchill, the foolish if appealing Harriet Smith, and the ambitious young vicar Mr. Elton—and ends with her complacency shattered, her mind awakened to some of life’s more intractable dilemmas, and her happiness assured.
Am I repeating myself when I tell you that I do adore Jane Austen. I read this book a few years ago and reread it last week. My favourite character of Jane Austen books is and always will be Emma. She is so lovely, fun, and so full of herself that you just have to laugh at the silly things she says or does. Jane Austen writes the characters so well with lots of depth that you just feel like your part of the family Woodhouse. I had so many feelings reading the book, I laughed at the part when Emma and Harriet where talking about Mr. Martin’s proposal, where angry with Mr. Elton, irritated with Mrs. Elton and cried when Emma found out that she was in love with somebody who I loved too. I enjoyed the book from beginning to end and I’ am wondering why me and my friend argue about who’s getting Mr.Darcy! I totally want Mr. Knigthley.
For Dutch Readers:
I haven’t read Emma in Dutch, but in English. I have to say that if you have trouble with reading in English, you should try it in Dutch first. If you read it first in Dutch, you will understand the book in English, otherwise you have to look up words. I do adore this book and highly recommend this one!
I don’t like this cover. It’s boring.
How many cupcakes?