Audiobook Review: Emma

Edge Induced Cohesion

Emma, by Jane Austen, read by Victoria Morgan

I must admit that although I am deeply fond of Jane Austen [1], that Emma is my least favorite of her six main novels.  Figuring out why is a bit trickier, and as I am a fast reader it is often hard to pinpoint what about this novel I find irritating.  When someone listens to thirteen discs that are over an hour apiece, it is much easier to figure out what about a given novel one finds annoying or irritating, and in this case I think it comes back down to the main character.  I don’t happen to find Emma very likable.  She is snobby and far more confident of judging herself and others than she really is, and the whole dynamic between her and Mr. Knightly is a bit unsettling, not least because he (seriously) says that he fell in love…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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