Emma by Jane Austen
Written in 1816
I didn’t realize that I had watched a few of her movies but didn’t read all 6 of her books. I finally got to Emma this week. Of course I love Jane’s writing. I love that she describes things so well that you do feel you are living in that era. I also find that my vocabulary improves while reading one of her books.
The only draw backs I did have is that I missed more dialogue. To me, it seemed that there was not as much as usual. When there was it was several paragraphs to pages on the texture of gruel. I understand giving plenty of background for the characters but it just seemed a bit off.
At the end when the gentleman declares his love for Emma, I wish we had dialogue of her response. Also the dialogue of them telling their family and friends would have been nice.
I still loved all the characters and loved to watch the personal growth in Emma as she learns from her mistakes and listens to the wise counsel of a friend. I loved how dedicated she was to her father and her governess. Good story I give it 4 ½ stars because of the lack of dialogue. And of course I would recommend it to all