This is a book I was forced to read in high school. The first chapter was painful – because I wanted it to be. When I got over trying to be ‘too cool for school’.. I had to admit that I loved it. I found it witty, well written, and relatable. Austen was a master of the written word. I have read all of her works numerous times and have laughed, cried, and smiled. Austen was a writer that both my Nan and I loved. We would read the stories and watch the film adaptations together. These are memories I’ll treasure forever. While Austen wrote of days gone by, her concepts and ideas are still relevant today.
This is the blurb:
‘I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.’
Beautiful, clever, rich – and single – Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work.