REVIEW: Emma


Title: Emma
Author: Jane Austen
Finished: November 23, 2009
Pages: 449
Published: 1815
Format: Hardback

I have been a fan of Jane Austen for quite some time, with only a couple popular books left to read, I was excited for Emma, but after finishing I found it wasn’t as enjoyable as I had a imagined. I couldn’t keep my focus and half the time was confused as to the characters.

Emma is supposed to be a comedic novel about misinterpreted romance. Emma is spoiled and rich, not a care but herself, and Austen proclaimed prior to publishing that Emma was probably a  character most people would not enjoy, but herself.

The story covers the lives of many characters and involves Emma’s quest at matchmaking, unable to find love herself. Emma focuses her quest on her young friend Harriet, but when things don’t go as planned, Emma finds herself questioning the new match and the future.

I hope to re-read this again in the future, maybe after seeing the film, and having more of a connection with the story.

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