Emma

by Jane Austen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1593080891 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/28/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, December 28, 2018
I got this paperback from the book-swap shelf in the Tyngsboro MA post office lobby, for another release copy.

I adore all of Austen's books, though Emma is not among my top three - those would be Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice. But Emma is another lovely (and lively) variation on Austen's theme of the trials and tribulations of finding a suitable mate. Here, unlike most of the other books, the heroine is not impoverished nor in particular need of a husband; instead, she amuses herself by attempting to make matches for her friends. How much success she has... well, that's part of the story, as is the question of whether she'll find romance herself. [Hey, it's Austen; what do you think!] Very funny, often very snarky, with some beautiful scenes of the kind of social embarrassments that ring all too true - definitely recommended!

I enjoyed the 1996 film adaptation starring Gwyneth Paltrow, which was surprisingly faithful to the book for a Hollywood adaptation. (Somewhat less faithful in details, if not in spirit, is the charming 1995 film Clueless, which puts the story in a modern-day setting to hilarious effect.)

For still more Emma: There's a TV Tropes page on the novel as well, with some entertaining items - but do beware of spoilers.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Hollis St. in Pepperell, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, December 29, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (12/30/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Hollis St. in Pepperell, Massachusetts USA

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*** Released for the 2018 What's In A Name release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

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