Monday, June 8, 2015

Dog- Eared Page: Emma



Emma was almost ready to sink under the agitation of this moment. The dread of being awakened from the happiest dream, was perhaps the most prominent feeling.

'I cannot make speeches, Emma:' he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing. - 'If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. - You hear nothing but truth from me. - I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it. - Bear with the truths I would tell you now, dearest Emma, as well as you have borne with them. The manner, perhaps, may have as little to recommend them. God knows, I have been a very indifferent lover. - But you understand me. - Yes, you see, you understand my feelings - and will return them if you can. At present, I ask only to hear, once to hear your voice.'

-Emma, by Jane Austen

6 comments:

  1. I've never read the book but I have seen some great movie adaptations of this.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. It is definitely one that is either people's favorite Austen book or least favorite....My sister likes it becuase she sees herself in Emma <3 So, even though it is not t my favorite Austen, I love it. And it does translate to film so very well (arguably it translates to film the best of any of her books, really!)

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  2. I haven't read this book! I actually have time for reading at night (opposed to studying, woohoo!!) so I'll add this to my list.

    Also, hello there. Realize I haven't been blogging for three months due to the thing they call your last semester of college...but I am definitely back now and can't wait to stay updated with your blog again! <3

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  3. I do love me some Jane Austin!!! Pride and Prejudice is my all time fav! Mmmmmm Mr. Darcy! Ha ha!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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