Emma by Jane Austen – Book Review

Title: Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Genre/Themes: Classic Literature, Regency Society, Romantic Comedy

Blurb from Goodreads

Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organises the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.

Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s most captivating and vivid characters.

My Review

The book that started my love affair with all things Austen.

It is gossipy brilliance filled with memorable characters, some of whom are downright unlikable which makes this book all the more brilliant!

I adore the main character Emma even though she is a much maligned figure in literature. Sure she’s spoiled and self-centred but I think that makes her character arc all the more enjoyable to read…

And Mr Knightley… He *almost* wins the award for my favourite Austen male lead… a certain Fitzwilliam Darcy did just pip him at the post…

But I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes characterful books with satisfying endings.

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

Jane Austen, Emma

perfection

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