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Emma, Vol. 02 (Emma #2)

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London’s elite society places great importance on class difference, unlike William Jones. He regards Emma as a beautiful, charming young woman, and not merely a servant. After their first real date, things seem to be going in a positive direction for them. But the leisurely pace of the growing relationship between them ends suddenly when disaster strikes at home.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 20th 2006 by CMX (first published February 24th 2003)
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Justine
Feb 01, 2016 Justine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Même si ce n'est pas un coup de coeur contrairement à certains, c'est une lecture qui me tient en haleine !
Bonnie
The second volume of Emma is just as beautiful as the first - I can't believe Mori's eye for detail and love of the period. There are many more wordless passages in this volume, as we learn about Emma's past in light of many changes at Mrs. Stownar's residence. We also meet William's family and get to hear their opinion of his relationship with Emma. I'm really enjoying this series. It's serious without becoming too dark (at least so far), covering weighty issues of the time. I'm eager to see th ...more
Sylwia
Jun 05, 2016 Sylwia rated it it was amazing
This sequel was worth my time. It did not shy away from making drastic changes in the plot, and it continues to show the most brilliant paneling work I've ever seen. My only mild cons are that the instalove is so pervasive, even though I can completely understand that their love could be realistic for the time and for both of their personalities. I also wish I could see more of Emma's personality. I think Emma is less of the protagonist. I think we get a lot more of the male protag's thoughts an ...more
Lete
Mar 17, 2015 Lete rated it it was amazing
My heart~ Ah such a nice story
Deidre
May 17, 2016 Deidre rated it really liked it
Sooooo good!
Lesangdeslivres
Oct 14, 2015 Lesangdeslivres rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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Encore une fois, la couverture donne envie de nous plonger dans l’histoire. Le dessin est très beau et les couleurs merveilleusement bien choisies.

Quel bonheur de retrouver Emma et les autres personnages qui l’entourent !
Dès le départ, toute l’histoire qui s’est déroulée dans le premier tome nous revient en tête. Nous n’avons donc qu’une hâte, savoir ce qu’il va se produire pour cette jeune demoiselle. Nous n’avons pas beaucoup à attendre, car très vite, n
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Grace Baggins
Mar 01, 2016 Grace Baggins rated it it was amazing
I love how even though I knew this was a love story, it doesn't completely ignore the time period, and that the views of all of the characters (especially the main ones) on each other are effected by it, besides their feelings. I loved how much more we got to know about Emma, and it makes me understand and appreciate her character better. I could have finished this in one sitting if it weren't for me having to put down the book and having to process an event that really tugged at my heart once i ...more
Kelly
It picked up! Who'da thought. I got the backstory the first volume sorely lacked, and then some. We see some great progession from our main two characters--William and Emma--in a very short amount of time. And they've become a pair I can actually say I'm invested in. After the events in this volume, however, I worry the story will dry up for a while. I am pressing on to volume 3 in hopes it won't. With raw and hurt feelings come acts of desperation; and while I can also see our couple sitting do ...more
Lee Ann
Sep 30, 2015 Lee Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Yay! Volume 2 was better than volume 1! It's a pity that (spoiler alert) Kelly died already, as she was my favorite characters. I'm interested to get to know Grace a little more, and Hakim seemed better-developed in this volume as well.

Emma's backstory was a good, melodramatic, "romantic" (not in a lovey-dovey but in an artsy way) touch. It felt very gothic lit to me.

And it was cool to see the Crystal Palace! I remember learning about it at one point in school and thinking how cool it must've be
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Douglas Cootey
Dec 20, 2012 Douglas Cootey rated it it was amazing
I am not sure where to begin with this review without using spoilers. Volume 2 was simply better. It was heart breaking and frustrating and exciting. Emma's background story was moving. The illustration was breathtaking. The ambience and mood of this period piece was engaging. Kaoru seems to be picking up steam. Notable in this volume, Kaoru has begun to break from her standard perpendicular panels, but only to emphasize setting, not action. It's a stylistic difference I appreciate.

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Rakisha
Mar 24, 2012 Rakisha rated it really liked it
I've finally found an manga I can get into. Emma is a maid. William is an upper class gent. The two aren't supposed to notice each other, but they fall in love with each other at first sight. Although their social stations keep them apart, William and Emma find a way to have one precious date but William's inflexible family keep them from pursuing a real relationship. Circumstances are not in their favor. Kaoru Mori has a way of drawing expressions that a thousand emotions are conveyed between t ...more
Lady Knight
Loved it! Although I didn’t like volume no. 1, “Emma, Volume 2” was fantastic. I loved the rich attention to detail given both in the dialogue and in the illustrations. I loved the flow of the story and the situations the characters faced. It may be an unusual topic and setting for a manga, but I for one loved it this time around!

Emma is a maid. William is an aristocrat. They’re in love, but because of divide between classes they can’t be together. Emma’s mistress supports her and hopes the best
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Sarina
Jul 07, 2015 Sarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it so much I read it in an hour. But for some reason I liked the first one better. The pictures are really pretty, I wish I could cut them out to make a collage, but I probably shouldn't because it's a library book.
Rachel
I liked this volume better than the first because of the character development. In Volume 2, Emma finally get to go on an outing with William, to the Crystal Palace to look at the exhibits and their relationship finally begins. Her employer Kelly dies and she decides to leave town, and tries to meet up with William but they miss each other. We get to meet William's brothers and sisters, and they are scandalized when they learn about Emma (esp his youngest sister). Meanwhile Evelyn, the girl that ...more
Jody Mena
Jun 01, 2015 Jody Mena added it
Shelves: manga
Ah, I misted up at the end there! That was some fairly heavy angst! And over and over Emma and William just missed each other. I know they HAVE to meet again, but that was hard to read! I'm with Hakim, I'll chip in on the 20 or 30 elephants as a wedding gift if they just hurry up and live happily ever after! This story smacks of Jane Austen's work, not just because of the setting - which is actually a bit later than most of Austen's work, I believe - but also because of the plot pretzels that ar ...more
Vanessa
May 20, 2016 Vanessa rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Liked but didn't like as well as first volume. Felt the story could have been completed in one volume. However, it is a good story. Probably going to read 3 and 4.
Staci
Feb 04, 2016 Staci rated it liked it
Not as good as the first (the siblings sort of detract more than add) but it does end in an interesting place that makes the next volume more anticipated.
Emily
Sep 23, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this volume better than the first, which isn't saying to much about the first volume because I love that one. Knowing the characters so well I feel made me enjoy this so much. That ending though! Excited for volume 3s release.
Stephanie Rivera
Mar 16, 2015 Stephanie Rivera rated it really liked it
I loved this volume. I enjoyed knowing Emma's back story and being able to truly get a good grasp on the struggle of this ' forbidden' love.
Robert Beveridge
Kaoru Mori, Emma, vol. 2 (CMX, 2003)

Okay, I've now finished the second volume of Emma, and I'm entirely captivated by this. Mori takes the classic Victorian lovers-separated-by-class gig and presents it in a surprisingly classic way, but the characters are so engaging and Mori's POV fresh enough that it somehow seems to avoid most of the clichés you find in things like this. (Not all of them, but most.) I was planning on spacing the rest of the books in the series out over the rest of the year,
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Shannon
Sep 02, 2014 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first volume, as there was more plot going on. I don't have a lot else to say, but I liked it.
Ash Bruxvoort
Jan 29, 2010 Ash Bruxvoort rated it really liked it
Ever since I found out about Kaoru Mori's Emma series I've been a big fan. I read Emma: Volume One several months ago and finally got my hands on Emma: Volume 2 over winter break. The series is about a young girl named Emma. She is a maid in Victorian London and the stories document her love interests and friendships. You don't necessarily need to read these in order, but this review will work like a normal series review. This means it will assume you have read the first book in the series.

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Priscilla
Apr 10, 2016 Priscilla rated it really liked it
Beaucoup de mise en place pour ce deuxième tome, je pense que les prochains vont vraiment être intéressants !
Amanda
Using this as a placemarker for the entire series, as there isn't a goodreads entry for it. Read Vol 1 back in Oct 2012. Finally got my hands on the rest. Counting the series as a single book. (Only Vol 1-7, not the three volumes of related short stories that came afterwards, which I did not read.)

Vol 1 (reread): 8/20/14
Vol 2-3: 8/20/14
Vol 4-5: 8/21/14
Vol 6-7: 8/22/14
Mary Craven
Jun 26, 2015 Mary Craven rated it it was amazing
Having fun reading about this lovely young women as life throws her one curve after another.
Emily
May 06, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
Gotta love the Great Exhibition. Oh Victorian England.
Renad
Apr 09, 2016 Renad rated it really liked it
I read Vol. 1 & 2
and WOW! Another series that I can sink my teeth into.
The mangaka, Kaoru Mori, did a really great work in illustrating the Victorian era of British history.
I liked Vol. 2 more than Vol. 1 because in Vol. 1 the plot was kinda slow and all I could remember is Hakim's elephants (lol!)
However, Vol. 2 was a masterpiece. We got to see William's siblings, more character development from Hakim, and most importantly the beautiful drawings of the Crystal Palace in London.
Céline :)
Aug 24, 2014 Céline :) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
Awww poor William! Loving this so far :)
Andrea Scherer
See review for volume 1.
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Kaoru Mori (森 薫) is a mangaka best known for her series "Emma". Many of her stories are set in Britain and center on characters who are maids.
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