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Ema

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Ema é uma herdeira rica, inteligente e bela. Optimista, consciente da sua superioridade, segura de si mesma, fiel respeitadora as "conveniências" - enfim, o tipo acabado da "verdadeira senhora" -, passa o tempo a combinar casamentos "convenientes" entre amigos e protegidos.

Um dia, sem arranjos prévios, ela própria é pedida em casamento por Mr. Knightley. Ema não assume um
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Paperback, 502 pages
Published 2004 by Editorial Inquérito (first published December 23rd 1815)
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Leland Briedis "Emma" is ultimately a mystery, a who-done-it. It's also one of the most beautifully, brilliantly written books in the English language. Read the book…more"Emma" is ultimately a mystery, a who-done-it. It's also one of the most beautifully, brilliantly written books in the English language. Read the book first! Then, and only then, watch the gorgeous, perfect interpretation (and under no circumstances any other version) that is the 2009 BBC mini-series starring Romola Garai. No one else has come close to portraying Emma as well as she did. Truly. But read it first. Austen was a genius!(less)
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Kelly
May 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jane Austen fans, all women
This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands for and does many more important things than that. These things provide the base of the novel, the initial bolt of fabric, the first few lines of a drawing that set the limits of the author to writing about these thous ...more
Bookdragon Sean
Austen paints a world of excess.

She’s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn’t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you.

Simply put, Emma’s farther is a ridiculous prat. There’s no other word for it. He spends his day lounging around eating rich and expensive food and doesn’t bother to exercise his body or mental faculties. The thought of visiting his recently departed governess, a long-tim
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Amanda
Jul 28, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Masochists
Shelves: untumbled-turds, blog
My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma:

"Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass."
"Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought."
"Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on your arse if you were considering someone of such low birth."

Yawn. I tried, but life's too short. Plus, I like 'em crude and crass.

Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder
Kai
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, 2016, classics
“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.”

Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart.
My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was Pride and Prejudice, and I really enjoyed it.
I thought Emma couldn't be that bad, it's a popular classic and its rating is good. To be honest, it's not bad, exactly, but the fact that it took me one whole month to get throu
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Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Okay, when I first started the book and was reading how Emma was taking happiness away from Harriet Smith by telling her that Mr. Martin wasn't good enough for her - I didn't like Emma at all.

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Now I can understand how Emma only wanted to do good by Harriet and that was how it was back in those days. But, as Mr. Knightely pointed out, Harriet was not from some wealthy family and Emma was doing the wrong thing in trying to find her a great husband. Mr. Knightley went to the trouble to help Mr. Mar
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Henry Avila
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emma , a young woman in Regency England lives with her rich, but eccentric widowed father Henry Woodhouse, in the rural village of Highbury, always concerned about his health (hypochondriac, in the extreme), and anybody else's , Mr. Woodhouse, constantly giving unwanted advise to his amused friends and relatives, they tolerate the kindly old man. Miss Woodhouse ( they're very formal, in those days), is very class conscious a bit of a snob ( but lovable), and will not be friends with people below ...more
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Done! and you know, Emma is a better character than I previously gave her credit for. Of course, Mrs Elton makes any other woman look like a saint.

Full review to come.

Initial comments: Would it be bad to say I like Mr Knightley better than Emma herself? Jane Austen famously wrote: "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." Truer words, Jane. Truer words.

April 2017 group read with Catching Up on the Classics. Emma gets another shot with me.
Lora
Although using this trite doesn't mean that the fact is any less true, it is still at the risk of sounding cliché when I say that Jane Austen's classic, Emma, is like a breath of fresh air when juxtaposed to the miasmal novels in the publishing market today; especially for someone who has been on a YA binge of late.
You see, the reason why I went for Emma as my first Austen read is because my mother has seen the latest movie adaptation, and she claims it to be her very favorite. Mind you, she has
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Mandy
Feb 03, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I can't do it! I can't finish it! I keep trying to get into Jane Austen's stuff and I just can't make it further than 150 pages or so. Everything seems so predictable and sooooo long-winded. I feel like she is the 19th century John Grisham. You know there's a good story line in there somewhere, and if you could edit out 60% of the words it would be fantastic. Sorry to all the Jane Austen fans-you inspired me to try one more time and I failed!
Amy
Jun 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of all of Austen's books - and I've read them all several times - I learn the most from Emma. I believe that one of Austen's goals in writing is to teach us to view the rude and ridiculous with amusement rather than disdain. And in Emma we have the clearest and most powerful picture of what happens when we don't do this: when Emma speaks out against Miss Bates. Though rude on Emma's part, we can't help but love her for her mistake and feel her shame because we've all been there. When I feel I ca ...more
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