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|Lol, be patient with Emma.
Written by Patricia AA
(1/28/2011 11:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Encouragement to persevere with Emma and not give up!, penned by jeffrey
Thanks for sharing your initial experience with Emma. My first reading of Emma was at the age of 12...I was fascinated by this beautiful, rich, popular woman called Emma Woodhouse. She captivated me, and at that age I overlooked her snobbery. Perhaps, being in junior high school, I just accepted that beautiful, rich, popular young women had the right to think well of themselves and their place in the "pecking order".
I remember urging a friend to read Emma. I eagerly asked her opinion of the book, and was crestfallen when she told me that she quit reading it because, "I couldn't stand Emma, she's such a snob."
In any event, I've reread the novel many times since. Yes, Emma appears snobbish by todays standards. However, I am so glad that at the age of 12 I didn't see the snobbery...only her charms.
Despite her faults, Emma remains a favorite heroine of mine. I still, decades later, would love to be Emma Woodhouse.
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