Emma In Love
by Emma Tennant
Response by Kim
Mon, Mar 10, 1997 (09:45)
I recently read two Emma sequels or "classic progression" as they were
called. What a joke! Emma in Love by Tennant was horrible! Perfect
was not much better.
What is this business in both of Emma being happy, but not really
I choose to think that Emma would be perfectly happy with Mr. Knightly.
I cannot believe that he would not be a passionate lover from the very
Written by Michele
(5/14/2002 11:21 p.m.)
Ugh! I just finished reading Emma In Love by Emma Tennant.
I cannot possibly describe how horrible this book was. I have read
P&P sequels, and I have been warned about her writing, but this
was worse beyond anything I expected. Not only are the characters not
to form, but Miss Bates swearing? Homosexuality? A girl kisses Emma,
her bedroom! In Jane Austen, I don't think so! Please, even if you are
curious as I was, do not waste your time on this junk.
Review by Linda
Waldemar 13 August 2004
I was not expecting much since this I have heard such bad things about
the author. However, I did not think that this story is entirely
The story takes place four years after the marriage of Emma Woodhouse
and George Knightly. Mr. Woodhouse has died and the Knightleys now
reside at Donwell Abbey. Isabella Knightley has also died and John and
the five children are also at the Abbey.
Unfortunately, Emma is not happy in her marriage and continues her
matchmaking schemes. She is also generally wrong in her perceptions.
Mrs. Knightley is much like the Emma Woodhouse of Jane Austen's novel.
Mr. Knightley is more of a father than a husband. He is constantly
teasing and chiding Emma for her behavior.
The Eltons are as insufferable as expected. Frank Churchill left Jane
Fairfax, practically at the altar, and married the woman that his
deceased aunt had willed him to marry. He and his brother-in-law,
Captain Brockelhurst, visit the Westons. Jane Fairfax took a position
as governess with Mrs. Smallridge, the unpleasant acquaintance of
Augusta Elton. The Smallridges visit the Eltons with the entire family
in tow at the same time as Frank Churchill is there; they, too bring a
friend, Baroness d'Alamane.
The plot is quite confusing and often outrageous., but has a happy
ending for the Knightleys.
Do I recommend this book? Well, I always feel that one should decide
for oneself. I do recommend that you try and borrow it before buying it.