Emma (Penguin Popular Classics)

by Jane Austen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140620109 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 3/23/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, March 23, 2005
(From back cover)
"Emma (pub. 1816) was written when Jane Austen was at the height of her powers. In it, we have her two greatest comic creations - the eccentric Mr. Woodhouse and that quintessential bore, Miss Bates. In it, too, we have her most profound characterization: the witty, imaginative, self-deluded Emma, a heroine the author declared "no one but myself will much like," but who has been much loved by generations of readers."

I really enjoyed re-reading this novel. I had forgotten how complex and rich Austen's novels were. I kept remembering the recent "Emma" film (with Gwynneth Paltrow), but the original novel is so much more detailed! I'm intending to re-read a few more Austen novels alongside the "Jane Austen Bookclub"..

Favourite quote?
"They came from Birmingham, which is not a place to promise much, you know, Mr. Weston. One has not great hopes for Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound..." (p.285)

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