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For Emma, raised to think well of herself, has such a high opinion of her own worth that it blinds her to the opinions of others. The story revolves around a comedy of errors: Emma befriends Harriet Smith, a young woman of unknown parentage, and attempts to remake her in her own image. Ignoring the gaping difference in their respective fortunes and stations in life, Emma convinces herself and her friend that Harriet should look as high as Emma herself might for a husband--and she zeroes in on an ambitious vicar as the perfect match. At the same time, she reads too much into a flirtation with Frank Churchill, the newly arrived son of family friends, and thoughtlessly starts a rumor about poor but beautiful Jane Fairfax, the beloved niece of two genteelly impoverished elderly ladies in the village. As Emma's fantastically misguided schemes threaten to surge out of control, the voice of reason is provided by Mr. Knightly, the Woodhouse's longtime friend and neighbor. Though Austen herself described Emma as "a heroine whom no one but myself will much like," she endowed her creation with enough charm to see her through her most egregious behavior, and the saving grace of being able to learn from her mistakes. By the end of the novel Harriet, Frank, and Jane are all properly accounted for, Emma is wiser (though certainly not sadder), and the reader has had the satisfaction of enjoying Jane Austen at the height of her powers. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
And all is well that ends well: Harriet marries Mr. Martin and Emma Mr. Knightley.
Although it does take patience to get through some of the less exciting parts of the book, it is a very enjoyable book to read.
Emma combines witty humor and a fun cast of characters that makes for very enjoyable reading.
one of my favorites of Jane Austen books, along of course with pride and predjuice., but Emma, what can i say... fun fun fun girl, who any girl out there can relate too. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by A. Lovett
For some reason I was hoping I would live long enough for this story to get to a conclusion.Published 1 day ago by James F Wood
I would like to take some time and mull over the book that I had read decades back . I am reading it again taking my own time. Emma gets her Five Stars any time, every time.Published 4 days ago by Rajani Krishnamurthy
Love Jane Austen, but I never got around to reading this. Hope to soon! Was happy to see it for free for my kindle!Published 5 days ago by emily
Jane Austen writes a good book love the story of Emma and a Happy ending I Hate sad story's. A very good book.Published 8 days ago by Constance Ricco
Old fashioned attitudes but I enjoyed the characters Some very like people I know today.Published 8 days ago by Brenda Mackenzie-Cameron
I enjoyed it, but it wasn't easy to get used to the characters. Once I got into it however, I found it most enjoyable!Published 9 days ago by Ruth Sharp