Emma - Jane Austen


By Jane Austen

  • Release Date - Published: 1815-12-22
  • Book Genre: Romance
  • Author: Jane Austen
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 3,268 Ratings)

Emma Jane Austen read online review & book description:

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Emma Woodhouse may just be Jane Austen’s most controversial character. Some see her as a spoiled narcissist who’s deluded about reality, while others view her as a well-intentioned and bitingly sarcastic young woman who matures before our eyes.

This well-loved novel-which is often adapted for the screen-is set in the early 19th century, among England’s landed gentry. After seeing her governess happily married, Emma decides she is a natural matchmaker and devises a plan to find her new friend Harriet a mate. What follows has all the makings of a contemporary soap opera. As usual, Austen portrays her contemporaries with a brilliant and subtle snark. Emma is a wonderfully entertaining read.

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Posted Reviews

  • Awesome novel

    By dalal822
    The narrator is so expressive.
  • Very good

    By ShahedM123
    I'm 13 and I'm still an English "learner" and come from Germany. The book is beautifully written and exactly in Ms. Austen's style. I already loved P&P and S&S so I'm familiar to her writing. I totally understand if people don't like this book, might not be everybody's style. But I myself never felt "offended" by Emma or not liking her. For me she was very relatable and I could very well identify with her (I don't want to say I'm a matchmaker though). It was a very similar situation with the characters in "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë. The book and the characters were first (and still aren't) very accepted by the public. You couldn't identify with any of the characters (because they all were "bad"). Which again gives it that very realistic touch. But most people do not read books to see the world as ugly as it is with characters who are very bad, stories should be simple with characters you want to be like or who are very nice and friendly (f. ex. in S&S: Elinor who hides her feelings and who cares for everybody else except herself). Most people want to read about this. We tend to like characters who show us nice characteristics and not ones who are to realistic. Because Emma isn't seen as exceedingly arrogant by her environment, like she's seen by most people, because of her thoughts and etc. being displayed and unleashed to the reader. There are guaranteed many, many people like her but we don't know. We like to read about the nice side human not the ugly and egotistic side. So we can identify with the people more. Most people like to see themselves better than they are actually, this is why most readers don't want to like Emma because Jane Austen portrays her in a very realistic way. Most people are just seeing the bad things about her, not the good things. So I totally understand other people's opinions but I find that Emma is one of Jane Austen's best characters.
  • Slow Burner But Worth It

    By user28292991
    Emma is truly an amazing character. Her depth, insecurities, dialogue, and innermost feelings made her relatable. Readers see how her dynamics as a character shift and develop throughout the story. She’s growing and we’re growing with her. This book, I first thought was predictable, but it took multiple turns towards the end that made it worth the read. Jane Austen never lets me down.
  • Emma (EM)

    By Anama8504
    I... have mix feelings with this book, it was not a bad reading but the small plots and overall plot were only resolved by the enneagram of the book which made the reed a little harder. I liked the connection between the protagonist but would’ve loved to see more of it, really like the development of many characters. I think this book could’ve have been shorter which would have made it better. But it is a good reed!
  • Emma

    By Ko_Toriii
    Emma is sort of a brat but is unique from the other mc’s so I like it also, clueless copied this!1!1!1!!!!1!1!!!11!
  • “‘Emma’ Book Review”

    By Gigantous_Guy
    This book had interesting characters and was written in a whimsical, lighthearted, and humorous way that made the reading of it quite enjoyable for me. This is why it deserves the five-star review that it gets.
  • Not My Favorite Jane Austen

    By mctrot
    This book is written in Jane Austen’s inimitable style and has the same basic elements as the other books of hers that I have read. The biggest difference is that I didn’t particularly like either Emma or Mr. Woodhouse, which made the book hard to get through.
  • Loved this book

    By bibliophile :D
    So many people write insightful thoughts on the book, I am most definitely not one of those people. 😂 the truth is that this book just made me happy it was so sweet and I felt like I was actually there with them this is definitely a book that I would recommend
  • Okay

    By hsujxjksbs
    I was expecting to really like it, but i found myself extremely bored whenever I started reading. It is a very long and slow read and has taken me a long time to finish. If you want a educational book to expand your vocabulary this is good but it is a little boring.
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