Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen


Title: Emma

By: Jane Austen

Genre: Historical Romance

Pages: 474

Release Date: December 23rd, 1815

Publisher: Penguin Books

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of Highbury and the surrounding estates of Hartfield, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among individuals in those locations consisting of "3 or 4 families in a country village". The novel was first published in December 1815 while the author was alive, with its title page listing a publication date of 1816. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian–Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters and depicts issues of marriage, gender, age, and social status.

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I often have a hard time working my way through the heavy old English way of speaking that Austen writes with, but once my mind gets used to the cadence, a wonderful story emerges. Emma is about a young woman who thinks herself a matchmaker, but tends to be jealous of those around her and makes it her daily work to ruin those lives that she matched.

There are so many different couplings in this book, it can be hard to keep straight at times, but I love how Emma's snippy attitude ends up breaking her down in the end, allowing her to fall in love finally.

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