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Emma by Jane Austen Review

6492390Goodreads Summary: Charming, willful Emma Woodehouse amuses herself by planning other people’s lives. When her interfering backfires, she learns a bitter lesson: well-intentioned busybodies are as resented as those motivated by ill will, and everyone should learn to respect the individuality of others.

My Thoughts: I have a new favorite classic.  I fell in love with Emma. It is for sure my favorite Austen to date, and I had no idea that I would love it as much as I did.  I have always been curious about this book because I love the movie Clueless so much, and the movie is based on the book.  I was not disappointed.  The plot was fun and engaging, the characters were all colorful, dimensional and different, and it had the perfect amount of shade that I live for from Jane Austen.  Emma Woodhouse quickly worked her way into my heart and became one of my favorite heroines of all time.  She is so stubborn, self-confident, pushy and meddling and I just loved her.  Her relationships with everyone were so well developed and it was fun to see how they played out.  There was a twist with every event that kept me on my toes and waiting to see how Emma would react.  I was a reluctant Austen fan, but I think I am finally getting used to her style and I get the hype.  I can’t wait to read the rest of her works because I am 100% a fan now.  I almost want to go back and re-read Pride and Prejudice and give it another shot.  Until now, my favorite classic, by far, has been Jane Eyre.  I can’t believe I am saying this, but I think Emma has surpassed Jane Eyre in my heart.

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15 thoughts on “Emma by Jane Austen Review

  1. Emma is my favourite Austen, too! (Although, I also really love Persuasion).

    Jane Eyre really is so different from Emma that I don’t think they should even be compared. The Brontes (incl. Charlotte) took their (Gothic) book worlds very seriously. Austen creates her book world and then winks at us. So, I think you can safely say that both Jane Eyre and Emma can be together at top spot. 🙂

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  2. Emma is my favorite Austen book! It’s so great to see others saying the same thing as I sometimes feel like this is not a popular opinion! I love Emma, I love Mr. Knightley, and I love how funny the book is! I think Emma may have some of Austen’s subtlest humor and it’s really just priceless. I know Emma can seem annoying, but the book is poking fun at her airs the whole time!

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  3. Yay I’m so glad you loved this- this made me an austen convert too (and I did go back to Pride and prejudice after this and liked it so much more) And I loved Emma as a character too 😀 Wonderful review!!


  4. I love that you read this and found a potential new favorite! It’s so hard to say “I think I might love it more than,” ha ha. I feel like I’m cheating on my favorite book when I say that. 😛


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