Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work
I am afraid that this week is going to be one of the most un-enthusiastic of the seven.
Because I just don’t like Emma *ducks for cover* - the book as a whole or the character. I just haven’t been able to gel with her character at all and it doesn’t matter how I look at it or how hard I squint I just don’t like her one little bit.
I don’t like how she acts or her attitude. She strikes me as the kind of person who knows what she is entitled too and will make sure that everyone else know too – but will do it in such a way that it will make her look like a saint.
Nope, I don’t like her one little bit.
The one redeeming feature of this book in my eyes is the character of Mr Knightley. Yeah, call me shallow if you like but there is no denying that he is a sweetheart and I love him all the more for giving Emma a telling off when she needs it and although he loves her he is not blind to her faults.