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The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen
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A terrific annotation of Jane Austen's Emma, and there are plenty of notes and illustrations to help the reader along. Shapard's notes are clear and help the reader to understand some of the characters' more cryptic actions, as to why Harriet Smith isn't quite suitable, Jane Fairfax's troubles, and the like. Very enjoyable, and while the editor/annotator gives some spoilers, they are very clearly marked as so in the notes, so they can be skipped. The book, however, comes in at close to a thousand pages with everything, so it will take some time to get through it all. Don't let that stop you. Five stars overall, and very much recommended.

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Reading Progress

October 22, 2011 – Shelved
October 22, 2011 – Shelved as: 2012-around-the-world-in-52-books
October 22, 2011 – Shelved as: 19th-century
October 22, 2011 – Shelved as: all-things-austen
October 22, 2011 – Shelved as: england
October 22, 2011 – Shelved as: literature
October 22, 2011 – Shelved as: keepers
December 22, 2011 – Shelved as: 2012-overall-book-challenge
May 30, 2012 – Started Reading
June 6, 2012 –
page 70
7.54% "Managed to make some inroads into this one at last. Most of the major characters have now been introduced."
June 7, 2012 –
page 103
11.1% "Emma has committed what I think is her worse offense in the book -- poor Harriet!"
June 11, 2012 –
page 206
22.2% "Christmas time, with everyone gathering at the Westons, and Emma in a carriage alone with Mr Elton."
June 17, 2012 –
page 474
51.08% "Frank Churchill, Jane Fairfax and the pianoforte. Emma deludes herself about Mr. Churchill."
June 19, 2012 –
page 568
61.21% "The odious Mrs. Elton appears. Imagine, someone that is even more outrageous in behaviour than Emma...."
June 22, 2012 –
page 718
77.37% "Scandal erupts over Highbury."
June 24, 2012 –
page 928
100.0% "Finally! This was one huge, densely written chunk of a book, but I'm glad that I took the time to wade through it."
June 24, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 15, 2012 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
September 15, 2012 – Shelved as: 19th-century (Hardcover Edition)
September 15, 2012 – Shelved as: all-things-austen (Hardcover Edition)
September 15, 2012 – Shelved as: england (Hardcover Edition)
September 15, 2012 – Shelved as: wishlist (Hardcover Edition)
November 12, 2015 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
November 12, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
December 26, 2015 – Shelved as: folio-society (Hardcover Edition)
February 7, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)

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