Emma, Volume 2

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Little, Brown, & Company, 1902
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Review: Emma

User Review  - fruitfulfig - aNobii

In Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye", there is a hilarious monologue of Holden (the main character) describing a film that he had recently watched; one so sappy and sacharine, that by the end, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - cowdog - aNobii

I love Jane Austen and I've loathed this book. Absolutely tedious. Perhaps I haven't picked the best time to read it either. Read full review

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Page 153 - Should not they walk ? Would not Mr Knightley show them the gardens — all the gardens ? She wished to see the whole extent." The pertinacity of her friend seemed more than she could bear. It was hot ; and after walking some time over the gardens in a scattered, dispersed way, scarcely any three together, they insensibly followed one another to the delicious shade of a broad short avenue of limes, which, stretching beyond the garden at an equal distance from the river, seemed the finish of the pleasure...
Page 154 - It was a sweet view — sweet to the eye and the mind. English verdure, English culture, English comfort, seen under a sun bright, without being oppressive.
Page 173 - How could you be so unfeeling to Miss Bates? How could you be so insolent in your wit to a woman of her character, age, and situation?— Emma, I had not thought it possible.
Page 104 - Churchill was so extremely - and there was a mat to step upon - I shall never forget his extreme politeness. - Oh! Mr Frank Churchill, I must tell you my mother's spectacles have never been in fault since; the rivet never came out again. My mother often talks of your goodnature. Does not she, Jane? - Do not we often talk of Mr Frank Churchill? - Ah!
Page 248 - Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken...
Page 100 - General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be. — • She could fancy such a man.
Page 168 - Ah, ma'am, but there may be a difficulty. Pardon me, but you will be limited as to the number, — only three at once." Miss Bates, deceived by the mock ceremony of her manner, did not immediately catch her meaning; but when it burst on her, it could not anger, though a slight blush showed that it could pain her.
Page 315 - Mrs. Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband, thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own. "Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business! Selina would stare when she heard of it.
Page 174 - You, whom she had known from an infant, whom she had seen grow up from a period when her notice was an honour — to have you now, in thoughtless spirits, and the pride of the moment, laugh at her, humble her — and before her niece too — and before others, many of whom (certainly some) would be entirely guided by your treatment of her.
Page 120 - Could a linguist, could a grammarian, could even a mathematician have seen what she did, have witnessed their appearance together, and heard their history of it, without feeling that circumstances had been at work to make them peculiarly interesting to each other? - How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight!

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