Posted by Marilyn on July 18, 1997 at 17:16:39:
In reply to Re: Emma Woodhouse... posted by Kali on July 18, 1997 at 01:20:27
I came to the conclusion that the story was mainly a growing up story, in which a young woman who has everything has to go and nearly mess it all up before she realizes what she has. That we should all have her problems! was my choice for the single most important descriptive statement for the novel, as Emma's troubles, though not unique, are so infuriatingly solvable - or, if you will, preventable!
Kali - That is the best, most succint description of what the novel is about - I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to borrow that the next time I describe Emma to a friend or family member. I love Emma so much that I have a tendency to talk ad naseum or over-explain when asked about it, which probably has the opposite effect of what is intended! ;-)