Emma

Emma

eBook - 2012 | Illustrated edition.
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This special edition of Emma includes the famous illustrations by Charles Edmond Brock, created in 1898. Brock and his brothers were all successful illustrators of the day and often posed for each other using costumes, props and furniture in their Cambridge studio. Brock's younger brother, Henry, also illustrated Austen's books and joined him in illustrating other Austen releases for this set of 1898 editions. In conceiving Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen set out to create a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like. A naive and spoiled young lady, she is at the pinnacle of local society and lives with her doddering father. Her neighbor Mr. Knightley is the hero of the tale. Ten years her senior, he sees Emma's faults, and delights in pointing them out to her. Emma, as an heiress, has no need to marry, but she feels strongly that her less fortunate friends must certainly do so, and she is tireless in promoting the best interests of those she holds dear. Her first project is her new friend Harriet Smith, a young lady of unknown parentage, but sweet disposition. After thoroughly disrupting a match between Harriet and a handsome young local farmer, Emma pushes Harriet to aim for the vicar, who himself has his eye on Emma. By the time that misunderstanding is untangled, Emma has Mr. Knightley thoroughly disapproving of her. Against the backdrop of Highbury society, Emma is a charming tale of a young woman coming of age, learning to mind her own business, and discovering her own heart resides with the strong, steadfast gentleman next door.
Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2012]
Edition: Illustrated edition.
ISBN: 9781402256790
1402256795
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource :,illustrations.

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betsymarzoni
Jun 08, 2020

Thoroughly delightful. A real pleasure to read. I love Austen's wit and her command of language is worthy of marvel.

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mastodawn
May 31, 2020

Jane Austin helps you feel like you are there, experiencing what Emma is feeling, by the way she writes Ms. Bates' or Mrs. Elton's endless chatter. I myself was exasperated and confused trying to follow some of it. But by the end, when mystery is revealed, everything fell into place and I fully knew why Jane Austin took hours upon hours to explain everything in depth. If you have the time, I highly recommend "Emma."

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mardscott
Mar 03, 2020

Not one of my favorites by Austen. It is too predictable . . . and slow to get to the resolution. But I am glad I read it.

happyreader64 Oct 06, 2019

Emma, is my 3rd Jane Austin book that I've read. I really enjoyed this story. The author has a wonderful knack for expanding the characters in such a way that the reader feels as though they know them personally.
Emma's growth in the story is exponential from the beginning to the end.
It also made watching the movie so much more enjoyable to read the book first.

bibliosara Oct 03, 2019

One of my favorite Jane Austen novels (who am I kidding? They are all my favorite!), Emma focuses on a young matchmaker whose efforts seem to spiral out of control. What follows is a delightful – and insightful – exploration of romance, friendship, and the responsibilities we have for one another as decent human beings. Emma's fall from grace awakes something in each of us that has us reconsider our own presumptions and actions toward others. As good a social commentary as the rest of Austen's titles, Emma is also a comedic romance that will give you every kind of fuzzy baby bunny and butterflies kinda feeling there is. (And, if you are looking for a film adaptation, the 1996 version is excellent and closely holds to the novel - although I haven't watched the other adaptations to compare... yet.)

AnnabelleLee27 Mar 21, 2019

This Jane Austen novel is light-hearted and often very perceptive and witty. However, Emma's romance feels unconvincing, flat, and rushed which is strange for such a slow moving story. It was delightful to hear it read by a narrator with a strong British accent.

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4536o
Feb 27, 2019

Among all Jane Austen's splendid works, Emma is the one which gives me the most pleasure simply as a read. Sure, there's plenty of humor here, as the overconfident Emma is constantly misjudging situations, and the understated Mr. Knightley patiently counsels her. But over it all is a glorious text.

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ccmccolligan
Feb 14, 2019

a heroine whom no one but the authoress could like........of course that is not true. This is a well loved book.

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xiaojunbpl12
Jun 21, 2018

Comedy to escape to for readers with “idle” time, no idle mind induced, but reprieved from reading of serious social realism. Touch of farcical and satirical effect may be the outcome of subconscious effort, reveals Jane Austen’s linguistic talent especially considering her limited experience and restricted exposure.
I liked Emma character (though she often acted against the honest and straightforward way, she’s the opposite of hypocrite.), no less than the book. Jane Fairfax and Mr. Knightly, the only characters that were not mocked, whom I liked the least, less than Mrs. Elton and Frank Churchill.
Remarkably, these characters are timeless and can be who we are.

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re_discover
Jun 14, 2018

I read Pride and Prejudice a few years ago, and was looking forward to reading another one of Jane Austen's classics. I was very disappointed with Emma. Emma, the main character, is a rich dull woman with first world problems.

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Geraldine9
Aug 26, 2016

'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.'

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MZajdlik1
Aug 04, 2015

Mr. Knightley, in fact, was one of the few people who could see faults in Emma Woodhouse and the only one who ever told her of them. . . .

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J9833
May 20, 2015

He has imposed on me, but he has not injured me.

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hcr_violet
Jul 17, 2013

Nonsensical girl!

-Mr. Knightley

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123_its_me
Jul 29, 2012

" I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether to accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him." - Emma to Harriet

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lisahiggs
Jul 11, 2012

I am quite enough in love. I should be sorry to be more.

crystal_dark Nov 03, 2011

“Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!”

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étoile
Dec 19, 2010

"Ah! There is nothing like staying home for real comfort."

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Jul 25, 2012

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