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Emma by Jane Austen
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Oct 24, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: classics, historical-fiction

It had too much unnecessary dialogue between characters that may or may not have been important. The whole issue with the social standing and expectations and what they considered polite and what they didn't . . . I'm not into that at all.

Emma was said to be clever, but I found her rude and selfish, and her book was dull. Boring, honestly. There was hardly enough romance for the people who like that sort of thing, and no action or adventure, and zero mystery or suspense. In a way, it's too happy, although some of the characters here and there are disappointed, but only temporarily. That's right, the worst thing that happens is when people are disappointed.

Basically, it was too long for its own good. Summarize it down to ten or twenty pages, and that would be enough.

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Started Reading
October 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
October 24, 2008 – Shelved
October 24, 2008 – Shelved as: classics
March 25, 2009 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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