Jane Austen's EMMA

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By Mandy Webster

Emma. By Jane Austen. New York, NY: Doubleday Large Print, 2004.

This book review is an excerpt from the response paper I wrote recently on Emma.

Dear Ms. Austen,

Although your work may have received excellent reviews back in 1815, I do not believe Emma is quite ready for publishing in the modern world. I realize you are attempting to be humorous with this work, but your efforts leave much to be desired. The lack of meaningful dialogue and your tendency to tell rather than show the most important passages of the story make Emma unsuitable for publishing without a great deal of revisions. Read more…