Up until this moment, Emma has been the social butterfly; talkative and all aglow.
Secluded in a Jane Austen novel, protected by the structures of plot and story–this is the well-ordered world I dream up.
I never in my life saw a man more intent on being agreeable than Mr. Elton.
One of the things I love about Jane Austen’s work is her vocabulary.
“Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old.” That’s what Mr. Knightley tells us during his conversation with Mrs. Weston. The fact is, Emma is unable to finish a project.
I think Emma is the only Austen novel with far too many eligible men.
It isn’t often that I come across a book that leaves me in utter disappointment to the extent that I would go so far as to discourage anyone else from reading it–especially if reading it involves spending any money–but Emma and the Werewolves by Jane Austen and Adam Rann is just such a book.
Today, we made one of the most difficult decisions any book club must make. We chose to change next month’s reading selection.