Summary

Full of irony, this comedy of manners satirizes the self-deception of vanity. Emma presents a picture of mixed family and social life as did Pride and Prejudice, though mellowed by a riper humor. Emma equals Pride and Prejudice in its rich humor and vivid portraiture of character. It is a never ending delight in human absurdities, which the fascinated listener shares from chapter to chapter.
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©1983 Jimcin Recordings (P)1983 Jimcin Recordings
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5 out of 5 stars
By Empowerment on 27-06-08

Surprisingly good

I never thought I would like a Jane Austen book but, to keep marital peace, I agreed to get it for our 10 plus hour drive to Virginia. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The book was witty and wonderful and the miles just flew by. We both thought the narrator was excellent as well. We listened to the whole thing - there and back and, as much as it amazes me to say this, I'm looking forward to another Jane Austen book on our next long drive. I'm new to Jane Austin so..I just hope they're all this good. Plus, my wife now thinks I have a "sensitive side." :) Just a little bonus!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Don on 09-07-06

Slow start, better finish - poor narration

From what I've read about the works of Jane Austen, I believed that this was supposed to be her best work. However that didn't come across at all in the recording. The narrator was dull and uninspired through most of the reading, so it was an incredibly boring.

I have listed to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility already and enjoyed them far more than this.

If other unabridged samples exist, listen to them first before buying this uninspiring reading

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