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Bad A-Level Experience,
This review is from: Emma (Penguin Popular Classics) (Paperback)
I studied this at A-Level 13 years ago - and HATED it! I was the only one though, and for years I thought I had just missed the point. I read Pride & Prejudice shortly before Emma and enjoyed that, but I have a real stumbling block with Emma.
I'm planning to tackle Emma again soon - I'm just not sure if I can... Austen's humour just seems to shine through much more in her other works, and that, I think is what I enjoy.
I just cannot empathise with Emma at all - even taking into account the different time, society, circumstance etc. The Miss Dashwoods and the Miss Elliots are just more real somehow.
Overall recommendation: Ignore me until I re-read Emma... or start with Persuasion instead.