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Emma, by Jane Austen

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water_violin's review against another edition

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lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

Overall, I enjoyed the book. Emma is not a particularly likable main character, but she does demonstrate growth over the course of the book. I could definitely have done without the racism (in the writing) and racial slurs, which really broke the illusion for me. I found several of the side characters compelling enough that I’m curious if there are any retellings that focus on some of them. Hopefully rewrites would also fix the overt racism, which was completely unnecessary to the story. 

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jessebosco's review against another edition

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reflective medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

One of my classic literary favorites dur to the Clueless adaptation with Alicia Silverstone. The book is certainly dated in many ways, including a reference to the Roma community. There is also clear Classism due to the separation of "connexions" as labelled by the titular character. 

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