The blurb on the back of the book says that "Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work." Um. Okay. All this book did was make me tired. And make me glad to have it over and done with. This is a rare instance where I can honestly say that I much preferred the televised adaptation to the book. The filmed production is a treat...if you have a choice, sit down and watch Emma and give the book a miss. Two stars out five--based primarily on general affection for Jane Austen's writing and a few delightful quotations that made me stop and laugh out loud. More of those in fewer pages would have gone a long way to upping the rating.
Emma counts for the Off the Shelf, Outdo Yourself, 2011 TBR, and 100+ Challenges