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Emma
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
'I wonder what will become of her!' So speculate the friends and neighbours of Emma Woodhouse, the lovely, lively, wilful,and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma puzzles and blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small town undergoing historical transition. Written with matchless wit and irony, judged by many to be her finest novel, Emma has been adapted many times for film and television. This new edition shows how Austen brilliantly turns the everyday into the exceptional. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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llwheeler
Emma | Jane Austen
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Rereading Emma prompted by the news of the upcoming movie, via audio so I can #audiocrochet since I'm getting nervous about finishing this blanket before Xmas 😬 At least it's starting to look more like a blanket than a weird scarf... but I crochet very slowly.

The audio is quite good so far, I still love Emma, and I'm really looking forward to the movie!

Sace Good luck getting it done for Christmas! 🤞 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looking good to me! 2w
AshleyHoss820 SO pretty!! 2w
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Andrea4 For whom? 2w
llwheeler @Andrea4 niece 😊 2w
Andrea4 @llwheeler had a feeling ;) 2w
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shejustlovesbooks
Emma | Jane Austin
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I made a #booktree today and Jane Austin was, of course, my tree topper!

#janeaustin #bookstack

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britt_brooke
Emma | Austen Jane
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DAY 23 #LivingforLove | Emma, the consumate match-maker. I didn‘t love this book, but Clueless is my favorite!

#MOvember
@Cinfhen

Scochrane26 This isn‘t my favorite Austen book, but I also love Clueless. 3w
CarolynM I do like the book and I love Clueless too🙂 3w
Megabooks Clueless was my favorite 90s movie in the 90s! 3w
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Chrissyreadit I just watched Clueless. ❤️ 3w
batsy Nice choice! 3w
Cinfhen Clueless is THE BEST 3w
britt_brooke @batsy Thanks! 3w
britt_brooke @Megabooks 💚💚💚 3w
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Sharpeipup
Emma | Austen Jane
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Wife @HOTPock3tt Let‘s go and read the book after 🍿🥤 3w
HOTPock3tt @Wife Definitely!! 👍🏽 I‘ve been wanting to read another Jane Austen!!! 🤗 (edited) 3w
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inthegreensandblues
Emma | Austen Jane
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nitalibrarian
Emma | Austen Jane
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There is a new Emma movie coming out in February. I really like the actress who is playing Emma.

Teaser Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsOwj0PR5Sk

llwheeler That looks good!! Thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard about it at all yet. 4w
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sarahnicoloff
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch

I have none of the usual inducements of a woman to marry. Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing; but I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.

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Skyrimir
Emma | Jane Austen
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Feeling nostalgic today and going through my wedding photos. I love my centerpieces! Super thrifty. I already owned all the books (and for those I didn‘t it gave me a good excuse to buy more books...) and my mom owned the milk glass. All books made it safely back home, haha.

cherinium A coworker recently gave me two canvas shopping bags full of books she had used as centerpieces at her wedding. She bought them all at thrift stores and had no intention of keeping them past the wedding. I'm the one who made out on that deal! 3mo
Skyrimir @cherinium that is a really good deal! I definitely still have all of mine, plus the few I bought. It was an excuse to get some new hardcovers, I usually go paperback! 3mo
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vonnie862
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Day 4
#7days7covers #covercrush

@T_H_Books wanna play? 7 days, 7 covers, no explanations. Tag someone new every day.

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TheFaeWays
Emma | Jane Austin
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Panpan

I didn't want to read this book, but I needed to get it off my TBR pile because it's part of the #1001bookstoreadbeforeyoudie list. It's my last favorite Austen, and I honestly feel like Clueless did it better. Emma is a snob. Actually everyone in this book is kind of a snob. 2 stars.

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bookandbedandtea
Emma | Jane Austin
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 4
Again, anyone who hasn't been tagged and wants to join please do!

julesG 😍 3mo
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Librariana
Emma | Jane Austen
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanation desired or required.

Feel free to play along! Consider yourself "tagged" ?

The image *DOES NOT* do the detail justice! ?

@Hooked_on_books

thebluestocking LOOOVE this. 😍 3mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve seen this one. Does it have texture to the touch? It‘s awesome. 3mo
marleed So pretty! 3mo
Librariana @thebluestocking @Hooked_on_books @marleed - from what I remember, Penguin commissioned an artist to hand stitch the designs and although the final product wasn't textured (which would've been SO cool!!), it WAS embossed. 3mo
Hooked_on_books That makes sense. I‘m guessing the cost of the textured product would have been prohibitive. But it would have been amazing. 3mo
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ValerieAndBooks
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

Anyone want to play along that hasn‘t done so yet 😊? Maybe you, @CrowCAH ?

Cathythoughts Crush 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
CrowCAH I could get on this bandwagon. Are we just posting seven covers we love for seven days? 3mo
Leftcoastzen So gorgeous! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @CrowCAH yes, one cover that you love, no explanation needed, per day for seven days 😊. Use hashtags ☝️ in post . 3mo
LeahBergen Pretty! 💕💕 3mo
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TheEllieMo
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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🎶 Can anybody find me #SomebodyToLove? 🎶

“Me!” replies Emma, despite generally being not awfully good at matchmaking!

#SeptemberSins @jenniferw88

Severnmeadows 😊 3mo
jenniferw88 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Ok, I admit I struggled with today‘s #RedRoseSeptember prompt. The best I could come up with is Emma‘s mostly misguided attempts at matchmaking...

#PoorMisguidedFool
@Cinfhen
@arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Another Austen! [whispers] *that I haven't read* 3mo
Lcsmcat @arlenefinnigan You could fix that you know. 😀 3mo
arlenefinnigan @Lcsmcat so many books, so little time 😉 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m impressed with your choice 🙌🏻❣️ 3mo
CarolynM Excellent choice! 3mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
Emma | Jane Austen
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Before she began writing Emma, Austen wrote to a friend “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”. She wasn't so much unlikeable as simply a flawed character (the horror!). And the book isn't so much “about“ Emma herself: it's a slow-burn exploration of the lives of genteel women, with marriage, gender, and social politics all delightfully satirised. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/emma-jane-austen/

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Eyelit I got Elinor Dashwood 😍 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wentworth! Persuasion is my favorite 😉 4mo
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iread2much
Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

My audio book adventures continue. I enjoyed this book, and enjoyed the dramatization of the novel. I‘ve tried to read it several times but could never get through it, but finally completed it! And I can totally see how Clueless is a modern version now. I recommend the audible version for others like me who couldn‘t get into the written book.

UwannaPublishme How was Emma Thompson‘s narration? I love her! 4mo
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LadyCait84
Emma | Jane Austin
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1) Emma, because I loved the movie Clueless.
2) I was 11 and my mom gave me a volume of Austen for Christmas.
3) Colin Firth, as both his Darcy gents.
4) Definitely Lizzie when younger. Possibly Elinor now?
5) Knightley.
6) Wickham. The timeless cad.
7. Oh. The 2005 P&P film soothes me - I fell asleep to it every night through some hard years. Also, the 2009 BBC Emma is utterly charming. #janeites #austentatiousanswers #janeausten

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GlitterGirl
Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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I can't believe it took me this long to struggle through this, but we are thankfully done now!

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BestDogDad
Emma | Austen Jane
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Panpan

Emma just didn't hold my attention. I couldn't relate to any of the characters and the long stretches of dialogue didn't appeal to me. The plot was thin and plodding.

The narration of the audiobook was excellent but the sound effects were too prominent in the mix. Ticking clocks, goo-goo babies, silverware scraping on plates, microphones that seemed to be placed in the heels of shoes - it was hard to listen to at times.

bookishbitch I find the major character so irritating! 5mo
BestDogDad @bookishbitch She was insufferable. But it all worked out for her in the end. 🤔 5mo
bookishbitch @BestDogDad Maybe it was written to give certain women hope. 😂 5mo
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tealatte
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Pretty cover. (P&P and S&S also published with this cover style by Sara Singh).
Picked this up after finally watching Lizzie Bennet Diaries vlog series a few years ago -- better late than never. Still haven't watched Emma Approved, though. I enjoyed the production for what is was, but I'm not much of a vlog person in general.

If you're interested in this edition (sorry it's not the one linked): ISBN 9781454901334
#janeausten #emma #classics

Heideschrampf I don't know wether i love or hate the cover. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 6mo
DebinHawaii I like the cover! 💛 6mo
tealatte @Heideschrampf I like the style but I'm not super fond of yellow. I actually like the S&S watercolor version better, it's turquoise. And P&P is pink. But this (Emma) was the only version available new when I bought it. 6mo
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tealatte @DebinHawaii 😊 The watercolor style appeals to me 6mo
CaramelLunacy They also did a gorgeous watercolor version of Jane Eyre (in purple) and they might have done Wuthering Heights too? 5mo
tealatte @CaramelLunacy Didn't know that, thanks 5mo
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GlitterGirl
Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Started on Emma for #ReadingWithFriends June 2019. With the fur babies cuddling as close as possible!

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CogsOfEncouragement
Emma | Austen Jane
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Pickpick

I first read this August 2013, and now again May 2019 for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

I was glad to remember the main events of the tale. In this particular story, it made me appreciate Austen‘s telling even better in the reread.

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nidhinb
Emma | Jane Austen
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A book ahead of its time. Warms your heart and soul. And Emma is so relatable at time and other times you just want to shake her up and be like "Girl stop." But the ending is satisfying and really amazing.

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nidhinb
Emma | Jane Austen

Such a wholesome and hearty book about this girl Emma who is confident with herself, maybe a little too much which makes her do somethings she's later not proud of. Way ahead of its time and worth a read.

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ravenlee
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Mehso-so

I first read this in spring 2004, and didn‘t much care for it. That was for a class. This time was for a family book club, and I‘d hoped to like it better as an adult.

Unfortunately not. I found every character insufferable. Interesting parallels to her other books, and well written, but definitely not my favorite. Only one I have left is Mansfield Park, and juvenilia.

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ravenlee
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Yesterday‘s total for #24B4Monday. Better than I expected! Today I have a few things to do (including my Mother‘s Day massage!) so I don‘t know how much time I‘ll add, but I‘ll try!

TheSpineView A good start! Just about what I did. 7mo
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ravenlee
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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My reading spot this afternoon. Enjoying the shade and the breeze. Joined by a couple of red-winged blackbirds, a cardinal pair, and two mourning doves. Hubby and kiddo went for a walk (he asked me if I had a book with me - what a question!) and left me to my own devices for about 15 minutes.

DivineDiana I just love seeing birds in the wild! 🐦 7mo
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ravenlee
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Here‘s my stack for #24B4Monday - starting Emma for the family book club today (that‘s my copy from undergrad, with my post-its from the paper I wrote in...2003?). The MG books are for #maymadness #bannedbooks and the graphic novel series is just awesome. A little nonfiction too.

I get a massage on Saturday! So we‘ll see how much reading time actually happens.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

emz711 Nice! The Egypt game! I remember reading it and loving it and I really need to go back 7mo
ravenlee @emz711 I haven‘t read it since I was a kid. I loved some of her other books and remember liking this one pretty well. I adore Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and am looking forward to a reread. 7mo
Andrew65 Hope the massage doesn‘t send you to sleep! 😂 Good luck with the Readathon. 😊👍 7mo
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shelbyy
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Morning reading ☕️

Zelma Perfection! 7mo
Nerdfins Pretty mug! 7mo
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Merethebookgal
Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Mehso-so

I did end up liking it more during my reread via audiobook than in my initial read 10 yrs ago, but it‘s still one of my least favorite Austen. It‘s not terrible, but it‘s so long! There are some delightfully ridiculous characters and the audiobook narrator did an amazing job conveying them, but it was slow and meandering in certain points. All-in-all, a pretty fun read, but I would not recommend reading it as your first foray into Austen.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s funny, I‘ve read my way through almost every book of Austen‘s...except this one. It just never sounded as interesting to me as the others. 7mo
feminismandyoga It's my least favorite too. It just feels like she's messing with people's lives. But the high school adaptation from the '90s is my face adaptation of any book ever. 7mo
Merethebookgal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yeah, it‘s funny bc it‘s some people‘s favorite Austen, but it‘s not on the same level, in my opinion. You could check out the abridged Audible version with a cast recording that‘s like half the length of the actual novel, or you could just watch Clueless bc that‘s an amazingly fun movie retelling 😄 7mo
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Merethebookgal @feminismandyoga Yes!! As I was reading it reminded me just how amazing the movie Clueless really was! 7mo
sprainedbrain This is my least favorite as well. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
Merethebookgal @sprainedbrain Yeah, it‘s not her best 7mo
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ravenlee
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch

I agreed to join a Jane Austen book club via email with my MIL, her sisters, my husband‘s cousin‘s wife, and two of his cousins. This may be a really bad idea.

Wish me luck. Emma‘s up first.

DivineDiana You had to say yes! 🤞🏻 7mo
ravenlee And now also his sister and his other cousin‘s fiancé. This is going to be interesting. Most of the women in his family really like Ayn Rand‘s books...because they‘re funny... 7mo
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Pemberley
Emma | Jane Austin
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“Have I no chance of succeeding?”

I‘m part of a Jane Austen book club on Facebook, and this month is Emma. I have always been a Mr. Darcy fan from P&P, but I think Mr. Knightley may take the top spot in Austen men!

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EmilieGR
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
Pickpick

Emma takes some getting used to but knightly is so charming

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britt_brooke
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I had to finally read this considering Clueless is my all-time favorite movie. Unfortunately, the fun of figuring out how each character & situation adapted to the updated film version is the only reason I got through this. Though the full-cast audio narration is fab, it didn‘t quite save the boring story & dull characters. I might be dodging tomatoes here, but I after finally reading P&P a few years ago, & now this, I‘m not into Austen.

BooksTeasAndBookishThings And this is my least favourite Austen, but I absolutely LOVE P&P. It is to this day my favourite classic ❤️ At least you know, though, but even as someone who loves P&P, I agree this one is her worst IMO 7mo
britt_brooke @BooksTeasAndBookishThings After reading a few reviews, it seems like most people agree with you in this being their least favorite. 7mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings She is just not a worthy heroine, and the plot itself seems... meh. Even for back then lol 7mo
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Reviewsbylola @meredith3 agree with you. 😆 She‘s only read Northanger Abbey and it‘s safe to say she‘ll probably never read Austen again! 7mo
Reviewsbylola And actually, Emma is probably on of my favorite Austens, behind Mansfield Park. 😂 7mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 😆 Happy I‘m not alone! @Meredith3 7mo
Meredith3 Read her shit, hated it 🥴 7mo
britt_brooke @Meredith3 Yeah, I was really generous giving 3 stars. 😬 I just don‘t like her characters. And the stories I‘ve read are boring and trite. 7mo
Meredith3 Yes! So boring! 😴 7mo
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BluestockingDuchess
Emma | Austen Jane
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New bookmarks!🔖📚🔖📚
#bookmark #new

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KathrynElise
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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‘Clueless‘ may have high school #cliques sorted, but the drama all started in the 1800s with ‘Emma‘ 💁🏼‍♀️

#SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 8mo
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GypsyKat
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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RvnclawWhovian Emma is one of my favorites!! 9mo
PickwickPlockPlock Oh, nice! 9mo
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Kathrin
Emma | Austen Jane
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Mehso-so

I can appreciate Austen's use of language, but find the story quite dull.

For the most part, stories like these just bore me, the Audible production improved it some.

sprainedbrain This is my least favorite Austen... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
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Andrea313
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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This gorgeous adaptation, a fire, a cat, and a large cup of tea are making this rainy Sunday the best day. 🌧️🔥☕😺😍 #LazySunday

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Angiereads28
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Lazy Saturday with a classic!

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 9mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 9mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 9mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks I just read this for the first time! Definitely enjoyed it! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚💕 9mo
KristenDuck Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 9mo
Angiereads28 Thanks everyone! I‘m so excited to be a part of this community 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️💜♥️💕💚 9mo
Bklover Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
jillannjohn Welcome! 9mo
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Ke633
Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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I also love this contemporary collection of classics that some bookshops have out now. The cover art is so colorful!

DGRachel Pretty! 9mo
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Lcsmcat
Emma | Austen Jane
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Melissa_J Good one! 9mo
Cinfhen Haven‘t read this classic but if @Melissa_j says it‘s a good one, who am I to disagree ?!?! 9mo
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megnews
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As a follow up to my last post, a couple other of interest coming to Netflix in March. It‘s been years since I‘ve read through Jane Austen and I have no clue if this movie‘s any good but I want to check it out. I missed Christopher Robin in theater but heard it was great. Looking forward to new movies coming to Netflix in March.

litenthusiast I did not know Christopher Robin is on Netflix. Thanks for sharing! 10mo
Purrfectpages If I remember correctly, I think I really enjoyed the Jane Austen Book Club movie. 10mo
megnews @litenthusiast you‘re welcome! 10mo
megnews @Purrfectpages thanks for letting me know. Good to hear a good review. I‘ll be sure to check it out next month! 10mo
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rhea_reads11
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My current read.

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Kdgordon88
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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I loved this Audible Original of Emma. I have set a goal of a classic a month and this was thoroughly enjoyable. If anyone has other recommendations for Audible Classics I‘d love to hear them. More like this will make it an easy goal to meet.

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booksbrewsandbooze
Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Why am I even reading this?! 🙃I‘ve never read a book by Jane Austen before and started with this one and ugh! Emma drives me up a tree and the chapter about the letter from Jane Fairfax must be read out loud in the seven bowels of hell. #whattheheckishappening #emma #janeausten #booksbrewsandbooze