“I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him.”
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The culmination of Jane Austen’s genius, a sparkling comedy of love and marriage
Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work.
To start off the main reason why I read this book is because I needed to read an AP book for English. I did not really enjoy reading that book in a time frame. When I can normally read old English with no ease this work was as worse as Shakespeare. It was every formal. I am not one to right notes for books, but this one I had a whole list. Mr. Woodhouse, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Knightley, how am I going to know if she is talking about her love interest or her sister’s husband.
Emma the main protagonist of this novel is full of herself and could have stopped the story over forty chapters ago. Over the course of more than 643 pages, 2 gentlemen ask for her hand in marriage. It kind of funny when she wants to become a spinster. She becomes friends with the lovely Miss Harriet who reminds of the stereotypical dumb blond.
So if you enjoy eight tenth century romance novels about whether or not should let your friend marry a farmer while you kind of find love this book is for you.