After many years of abhorring Emma Woodhouse after the first few pages, I finally committed to finishing. How could I call myself a true Jane Austen fan without reading all of her novels? She only wrote six! I don't know if it is because I have grown older and wiser or (probably) have been favorably swayed by repeatedly watching Clueless and the Romola Garai / Jonny Lee Miller adaptation / Emma Approved, but I am now a firmly committed Emma Woodhouse fan and I loved almost everything about this book. It was almost
perfect but I am deducting one star for the shoddy treatment of Harriet Smith. Emma truly is a snob. But I still love her.