Emma needs a good whack

Yes, I am well aware that I am still chipping away at Northanger Abbey–which, at the moment, I am finding much preferable to the Austen I began listening to on audiobook (Emma).

Good grief.

While I know I saw the Gwyneth Paltrow movie version–though I remember little of it now–I don’t remember having such a reaction toward Emma.   But, after beginning to listen to Emma on audiobook, I cannot stand this girl.  How in the hell does anyone think her charming?  I find her to be quite cruel and can see nothing of sensible value in her.  And why Knightly doesn’t slap her upside the head after she screws up Mr. Martin and Harriet…grrrr.

I really hope she changes significantly over the course of the novel!

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