I'm halfway through my quest to read all of Jane Austen's novels! I have mixed feelings about Emma - the character and the novel. Unlike most of Austen's protagonists, Emma is wealthy, comfortable and not looking for a husband. Instead, she is busy trying to set up everyone in the neighborhood but she keeps failing miserably. Its easy to predict that the love of her life is right under her nose. What I didn't like was how the plot dragged in the middle for at least 100 pages. I also got tired of Emma meddling and being so obnoxious about levels of society. That being said it is still Jane Austen and still lovely to read. Just not my favorite so far! I'm planning to read Sense and Sensibility next.