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Perhaps the out-and-out funniest of Jane Austen's books. Telling the story of a heroine Austen feared readers would actively dislike, Emma has turned out to be a character whose creation was necessary to the development of the spoiled rich kid genre of literature, TV and movies. Since Emma knows what's best for everybody, she sets about trying to straighten the world out. It doesn't work. Fortunately, before completely screwing up everyone else's life, she gets her head screwed on straight and for the first time sees what it's all about. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is another case where a classic is being reprinted simply as a tie-in to a TV/feature film presentation. Libraries, nonetheless, can benefit by picking up a quality hardcover for a nice price.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A story from a culture long gone - but worth reading. The use of language alone is worth the read. It may take you back to a more refined and courteous time.Published 21 hours ago by Lynda Mozelewski
A pleasure to listen to. I've been meaning to read this book for years. Being able to listen while cooking, cleaning, getting ready etc. was great!Published 2 days ago by Heather Alberico
This is one of my favorite books. I read it over and over every couple of years. It never gets old.Published 4 days ago by Linda K.
Sadly ppl think of Jane Austen's book as romances. But she wrote stories of strong women, with biting commentary of the human condition. A great read for anyone!Published 6 days ago by Erin Mahoney
A delight form begging to end. All characters well drawn. Portrait of English life. Excellent plot. Eltons satirized to aT.Published 6 days ago by George A.