Review of 'Emma'

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma is a rather wealthly young lady in the 1800s living with her rather peculiar father in a large house in Surrey, England. The story revolves around the various events in her life and the lives of others she meddles in, including her “best friend” Harriet who she is determined to find a husband for. Filled with many quirks of english auristrocratic life (much of which was beyond me – as I am sure it would be for most people) this is a romantic tale of young and, often, foolish life in Victorian England. I must admit I have a hard time relating to most, if not all, the characters in this novel and the lives they live which are so far removed from modern (and real-world) life. Quite difficult to read but enjoyable nonetheless.

Rating: “Average, but who wants to be average?”

Genre: Classic

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