Emma Woodhouse is a beautiful, smart, and rich young woman who loves to tamper with the romantic lives of her friends. She believes that she is an expert matchmaker, but her plans keep backfiring and causing problems for everyone in her life, including herself.
I didn't like this book nearly as much as I liked "Sense and Sensibility" or "Pride and Prejudice." Every single character in "Emma" is irritating. They are snobs, whiners, self-righteous idiots, manipulators, and busybodies. I know that the characters were intentionally written that way as a social commentary, and I do appreciate the skill that it takes to write characters who are so flawed, but it was very hard for me to get into this book. I did enjoy reading about Emma's meddling enough to finish it, but it was hard to stay motivated to keep reading when I didn't like any of the characters.