Saturday, February 16, 2008

Emma and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

I did it! One of my goals in life was to read all of Jane Austen's novels, and I'm done! I'm not going to do extensive reviews on either of my final two, but here are my thoughts: Emma has supplanted Pride and Prejudice as my favorite Austen novel - Emma herself is so complex, and she grows immensely during the story. It was fantastic and funny. Mansfield Park is very different from the other books - darker, slower-moving, and the protagonist is much more timid than any of Austen's other heroines, but still enjoyable. Now what classics shall I turn to for breaks from the kid/teen lit world?

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