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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.
This story is forever romantic no matter when you read it. CharmingPublished 18 hours ago by Janet Major
i wanted to read this because it is a classic but I found it to be difficult and cumbersome to read as well as too frivolous. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Bev
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 5 days 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 7 days ago by Heather Alberico