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Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics)
by Jane Austen | Literature & Fiction
Registered by tabby-cat-owner of Phoenix, Arizona USA on 5/14/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by tabby-cat-owner from Phoenix, Arizona USA on Monday, May 14, 2018

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Emma Woodhouse is a wealthy, exquisite, and thoroughly self-deluded young woman who has "lived in the world with very little to distress or vex her."

Jane Austen exercises her taste for cutting social observation and her talent for investing seemingly trivial events with profound moral significance as Emma traverses a gentle satire of provincial balls and drawing rooms, along the way encountering the sweet Harriet Smith, the chatty and tedious Miss Bates, and her absurd father Mr. Woodhouse–a memorable gallery of Austen's finest personages. Thinking herself impervious to romance of any kind, Emma tries to arrange a wealthy marriage for poor Harriet, but refuses to recognize her own feelings for the gallant Mr. Knightley. What ensues is a delightful series of scheming escapades in which every social machination and bit of "tittle-tattle" is steeped in Austen's delicious irony. Ultimately, Emma discovers that "Perfect happiness, even in memory, is not common."

Virginia Woolf called Jane Austen "the most perfect artist among women," and Emma Woodhouse is arguably her most perfect creation. Though Austen found her heroine to be a person whom "no one but myself will much like," Emma is her most cleverly woven, riotously comedic, and pleasing novel of manners. 


Journal Entry 2 by tabby-cat-owner at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Released 5 mos ago (5/17/2018 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This book has been mailed to dove-I-libri of Fort Myers, Florida. She requested 'Emma' from the ABC VBB. I couldn't find the book that I had donated to the ABC VBB so I bought another copy from a used book store.

I hope you enjoy this book, dove-I-libri. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, May 21, 2018

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Received this today. Holy Cow, you didn't have to do that, I would have chosen something else. The funny thing is that I chose it because I can't find my copy of Emma anywhere. It's been in the house through a million moves, and now I can't find it. So, then, thank you veryVERY much.

After I've read it, I will save it for Iwillrejoice's ABC (Alphabet) Bookrings - US version - Books Beginning with the Letter E - Round 2 (Link).

Aug 30, 2018: I have to say that I have really given Jane Austen the benefit of the doubt a few times now, but, honestly, I haven't enjoyed anything of hers yet. I see that she is a solid writer, and gives a wonderful illustration of the social mores of her time, but ... to me it is all very uninteresting, dry, and even her humor a bit flat.

The bookring is almost here and I've found that I set two books aside for it. I will include both, since that was what each was intended for.

 


Journal Entry 4 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at - - A Neighbor, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, September 06, 2018

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☺ Happy Traveling, Book! ☺
 


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