A-Z Challenge (Book-Emma)

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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known principally for her five major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the novels of sensibility of the end of the 18th century. Her most highly praised novel during her own lifetime was Pride and Prejudice which was her second published novel. Her plots often reflect upon the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of secure social standing and economic security.

Austen’s main novels are rarely out of print today though they were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame with only a few glancing reviews during her lifetime. A significant transition in her posthumous reputation as an author occurred in 1869, fifty-two years after her death, when her nephew published A Memoir of Jane Austen which effectively introduced her to a wider public and reading audience.

Austen’s most successful novel during her own lifetime was Pride and Prejudice which went through two editions during her own lifetime. Her third published novel was Mansfield Park which was largely overlooked by the professional reviewers, though it was a great success with the public still within her lifetime. (Wikipedia).

by Cassandra Austen,drawing,1810
by Cassandra Austen, drawing,1810 (Portrait of Jane Austen, drawn by her sister), source: Wikipedia

I remember that back in my college years I would hunt classic books to have them in my house, and of course, to read them.

Now I live far away from my parents’ house and I left a lot of books home, I was very sad not being able to bring my books with me, but yeah, that’s life. I have only 20-25 books from my parents’ house.

This book is about a girl that doesn’t want to get married. She wants to remain to her father’s house and to take care of him when that would be necessary.

But the funny thing about this girl is that she loves to get others married, she plans their life and wants to see people getting married. She’s a weirdo if you ask me. 🙂

Emma sometimes gets right the signals from men. Because of that, a friend of hers got married and left the little town.

I noticed that Emma is kinda afraid of being hurt or be out in the open. Because of that, you can be hurt, but you can’t love without this risk.

So she plans all these weddings for others, so that this way, she would be happy too.

But the unexpected happens, she falls in love. 🙂

The truth is I am a sucker for romance. I love romance novels and I am so glad when things work out. I cry so easily, you have no idea. 🙂

“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”

“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. ”

“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”

“One-half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

“Better be without sense than misapply it as you do. ”

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”

Books I’ve read with the letter E (which I can remember):

  1. Elijah: A man of Heroism and Humility – Charles R. Swindoll
  2. Elvis and Me – Priscilla Presley
  3. Enigma Otiliei – George Calinescu
  4. Eve’s Daughters – Lynn Austin

A-Z Challenge (Book-Emma)

A-Z Challenge (Book-Emma)

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