maandag 19 maart 2012

50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 12: Emma van Jane Austen

Title: Emma
Author: Jane Austen
Story: 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.
Start: march 12th 2012
End: march 19th 2012
Comment: "Pride & Prejudice" is my favorite Austen novel, actually it's even my all-time favorite book. "Emma" is also a good read, slow, but that's a fact when you read a Jane Austen novel. They aren't quick reads. That doesn't bother me though. Austen is great with dialogues and creating colorful and vivid characters that makes them almost touchable. These points make "Emma" an enjoyable read. The main character - Emma Woodhouse - comes through as credible and realistic. She has her faults, she makes mistakes, and inspite her wit and intelligence, she is young and inexperienced and this makes her very much like any other young woman in the 21st century. The reason I won't give "Emma" a five-star rating is because it's not equally as good as the other Austen novels I read. I don't think any book could ever beat "Pride & Prejudice".
Rating: 4/ 5

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