Monday, August 10, 2009

Snapshot Book Review: Emma

Emma (Penguin Classics) Emma by Jane Austen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As a "classic", this book is acceptable. I managed to read it without falling asleep, and some of Emma's capers were rather amusing. However, I believe I enjoyed Austen's Persuasion more than this novel. Plus, I am a bit averse to tidy everyone's-happy endings, and this has nothing if not that. Needless to say, I believe it teachers the proper lessons in a more interesting way than, say, a self-improvement book or a book of Christian morality, and Austen always does a good job making you the reader feel as though you are privy to some of the most highly entertaining English gossip of the 1800s.
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