Author: Jane Austen

If you are wondering what the "beach-read" addict read in 1814, I think I have found it.  Unfortunately, unless you are moonlighting as an interpreter for "High-English" you will not be able to understand it without thinking.

To make my point, let me mention the first line of Emma..."Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." What she was really trying to say was, "Twenty one year old Emma is sitting pretty!"  Now that is an interesting beginning.  All kidding aside, Emma is a charming story about a young girl who hasn't found love on her own, but is determined to find it for everyone she knows.  Emma is quite the little match-maker, and ends up setting up a love triangle that makes you smile.
Despite my obvious "proper-speech" disability, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.  It doesn't have anything questionable unless you count meddling as offensive.

I think perhaps I will classify it as the "throw-away" romance for the classic book lover in all of us.

Happy Reading


I only saw the movie myself  ~Becky  :)

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