Posted by kathleen (elder) on June 29, 1997 at 09:10:13:
In reply to Definition of polarity posted by Susan on June 29, 1997 at 02:07:10
] I have to say that I continue to be amazed that true Jane-ites (who have read the book, no less) are passionately enamored of Emma2 and passionately dislike Emma3. I have read and re-read the book several times (it IS my favorite, after all) and I just don't see Emma2 there -- not in flavor, not in portrayals, not in anything. Is there an attempt here to say that Emma2 is an improvement over the original text? I don't mean to be contrary; I'm just really CONFUSED!!!
Susan -- I guess I no longer wonder about it, since we've been experiencing this difference of opinions since February. I like all three adaptations of Emma, but Emma3 is hands down my favorite. It is not perfect, but no adaptation of a JA novel will ever be perfect IMO.