Review of Emma!!
This review has taken forever for me to write because i have been so busy recently going on holiday and all that, that i havent had a chance to read the book properly, but now the time has come :)
A few years ago, i attempted to read this book but found it laborious and found that not much of anything was going on, but to my surprise, i was fully drawn into the stiryline of the book and was throughoutly enjoying it and even looking forward to my next fix of Jane Austen by the time i was half way through. i fell in love with the characters, partly due to the excellent characterisation from the amount of dialogue in the book, which is rare in a classic but still has that traditional edge from the talk of regency england and marriage and all that fab stuff! i really liked Emma as a character, even though J. Austen said herself that not many people would like her, due to her spontaneaty but also due to the fact that even as a heroine, she makes mistakes and gets things wrong. i also really liked Harriet, mostly due to her putting up with Emma and being meek and mild; the same could be said for Mrs Weston which appears often to create a motherly figure in the novel. i was surprised by though Mr Knightley eventually marries Emma, there is very little mention of him being attractive or desirable, only mentiones of him being a friend, which makes the match a little abrupt and unbelievable, though it could be said that it adds to the charm of true love :)
I would give this classic novel an 8 out of 10 because having loved the characters, i found the Emma’s romance a little abrupt after seeing the development of the other love stories, and there are quite a few, which made the flow of the novel even more engaging and exciting to see who would fall in love next!!!
Second Review…Emma by Jane Austen
Obvious from the title, i have decided to read and review Emma by Jane Austen. another literary classic, i have this book at home but never managed to get through the first page, let alone the whole book. from my success of wuthering heights (see my previous post!) i thought i would try this out again to see if i could fall in love with the story as i did with Cathy and Heathcliff!!