Introduzione di Attilio Bertolucci
Traduzione di Mario Praz
«Sono andata a scegliermi un’eroina che nessuno tranne me potrebbe amare...»: così diceva, della protagonista, la sua creatrice. Emma Woodhouse è una giovane donna intelligente, indipendente, che ha sviluppato una forte individualità e una precisa coscienza della propria posizione sociale. Con signorile misura, ella sa imporre la propria volontà a quanti la circondano. E tuttavia è straordinariamente cieca di fronte ai sentimenti: propri e altrui. Jane Austen costringe infine la sua eroina a una tardiva quanto autoironica presa di coscienza. Di fronte all'inattesa dichiarazione d'amore di Mr Knightley, il disinganno della protagonista e il doloroso riconoscimento dei propri errori di giudizio sapranno finalmente sconfiggere in lei l'egoismo e la presunzione facendo scaturire una nuova capacità di comprendere l'animo umano.
- ISBN: 8811810329
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 400
“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.” Personally, I may have lost my self-control, but not my heart. My motivation to read this book stemmed from J.K. Rowling stating that this was one of her favourite books. A few years ago I read my first Jane Austen, which was Pride and Prejudice , an Leggi tutto
Loved it! Why don't I read more classics?! I'll definitely need to read her other books. The BBC tv show was also adorable!
(deep breath) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! Okay. Sorry about that. I just remembered the words "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more," and any time that happens I'm obl Leggi tutto
This is a book about math, mirrors and crystal balls, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Village life? Sorta. The lives of the idle rich? I mean, sure, but only partially and incidentally. Romance? Barely. A morality tale of the Education of Young Lady? The young lady stands for and does many Leggi tutto
"A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing," “Prejudiced! I am not prejudiced.” There aren't that many things out there, giving one a most fulfilling feeling like reading one of Jane Austen novels. While inheriting author's most beautiful style of writing, each of her works appears to have Leggi tutto
Austen paints a world of excess. She’s just so fucking brilliant. That much so I found the need to swear. The sarcasm is just oozing out of her words. She doesn’t need to tell you her opinions of society: she shows them to you. Simply put, Emma’s farther is a ridiculous prat. There’s no other word f Leggi tutto
My interpretation of the first 60+ pages of Emma: "Oh, my dear, you musn't think of falling for him. He's too crude and crass." "Oh, my dear Emma, you are perfectly correct. I shan't give him another thought." "Oh, my dear, that's good because I would have to knock you flat on your arse if you were con Leggi tutto
before she began writing this novel, JA said, ‘i am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.’ and sis, if that aint the truth. its not like i hated emma - there are far worse characters out there - its just that she annoyed me to no end. no one likes a inconsiderate/conceited bu Leggi tutto
3.5 stars rounded up because of the narration. I've noticed a lot of people hate Emma. She's spoiled by her circumstances and self-absorbed in a way that only someone who hasn't really known any sort of hardships can be. And I get why she isn't the heroine that anyone is really rooting for in a seri Leggi tutto
(936 from 1001). Emma, Jane Austen Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of High-bury and the surrounding estates of Hart-field, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among ind Leggi tutto
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