Emma Woodhouse is a young fifteen-year-old and is the daughter of Mr. Woodhouse. She has a sister named Isabella, who is married to Mr. John Knightley. Mr. Knightley is John’s older brother. Both Emma and Mr. Knightley are friends as well as critics of one another. Emma is a fancy, young, beautiful, rich young lady. While teaching her friend, Harriet, the way to be superior, Emma goes through many love matches to find that hers has been there from the start.
I enjoyed reading Emma because it is a straightforward and elegant book. While Emma does not believe in marriage, she attempts to set up her companion, Harriet Smith, with Mr. Elton. Emma does not realize she is in love until furthermore in the story. I like the relationships Emma has with the other characters. The story includes a bit of Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. Emma is certainly not my favorite character, but I like her stubborn disposition and relationship with Mrs.Weston.
Emma’s face is on the cover. I believe that it is not the best since it does not give a good understanding of what the book may be. Though, covers are not to be judged. This is probably my favorite Jane Austen novel.