Story: Much the same as the other two crown jewels of her works but still very good. As always, a must read for a liberal education and to experience the life in England in the late 18th century.
Michelle my Belle
Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen novel. It's hard for me to enjoy Emma's silliness or her rudeness. I found myself anxious for the story to end. Thank goodness for Juliet Stevenson's performance.
No; the narrator chooses to make Emma snide and Mr. Knightly bitterly angry, thus rewriting their relationship.
The Flo Gibson version is satisfactory.
Thoreau's 'Walden' and Ayn Rand's 25th anniversary introduction to 'The Fountainhead' summarize my library well.
I decided to give Jane Austen a try. As it turned out: this type of story does not appeal to me, but I'm glad I read it.
- The relationships of the characters and their dialogue are super tight. That's enjoyable.
- As I was more curious about the author/genre than the book itself, I wish I had actually read the spoilers for this book in advance so that I could pick up on Austen's ironies, anticlimaxes and foreshadows as I went.
- Oh, the English and the names for their properties! City? Someone's house? It was tough for me to keep track.
- I would not have been able to finish this title without Stevenson. Her narration was superb and wildly entertaining. (Loved her portrayal of Augusta Elton--so nasty!)
I look for fiction that gives me ground for deep introspection or similar emotional impact--Emma doesn't do this for me. My parting thought after this book was simply: "wow, that was really well-written fiction." I have a better appreciation for the book now that I've finished it.
Juliet Stevenson did an amazing job with this tale. The story is a classic but not a good one for those unconcerned with the daily trails of upper society in England. However it is a great story of the schemes of love and life.
Austin's Emma has to be one of the most amazing protagonists in literature, and this audio version does full justice to her thoughts and conversations. Can't wait to listen to the other Austin novels on Audible. Five stars.
If it was shorter and to the point. Not drug out for ever.
it was to long and it put me to sleep
Half of them
If you don't like to take sleeping pills then this this the book for you, it will put you to sleep pretty fast.
Emma is the one Austen heroine who doesn't have to worry about money, but she finds independence presents its own problems.
The narrator is almost ideal—though some may find that she makes the annoying Mrs. Elton TOO annoying!