Read Emma by Charlotte Brontë Constance Savery Online


In the very last month before her death at the age of thirty-nine, at the height of her powers, Charlotte Brontë set the scene of a new novel called Emma. A child spiritually oppressed, a school run on shallow and mercenary principles, a brutish schoolmistress, a quiet observer of the injustice and cruelty--it contained the same preoccupations which elsewhere had called foIn the very last month before her death at the age of thirty-nine, at the height of her powers, Charlotte Brontë set the scene of a new novel called Emma. A child spiritually oppressed, a school run on shallow and mercenary principles, a brutish schoolmistress, a quiet observer of the injustice and cruelty--it contained the same preoccupations which elsewhere had called forth her most passionate and dramatic writing. Another Lady has now at last fulfilled the promise of that novel. Her lively powers of invention have worked the unfolding mystery of Charlotte Brontë's two opening chapters into an exciting and poignant story. The characters grow in vitality and complexity while remaining true in spirit, tone and style to the original conception. The wanton havoc wrought by Emma in the life of Mrs Chalfont, the narrator, is not the only proof of her ruthlessness; she plays a part, too, in the sufferings of the abandoned child, Martina. The affection which grows between Mrs Chalfont and Martina out of their mutual distress illumines this story, and Emma herself, with her inexplicable motives, her incomprehensible anger and her darkness of soul, develops into a character of whom Charlotte Brontë would have been proud....

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Emma Reviews

  • Kaethe
    2019-03-25 22:05

    I am a fan of all 19th century novels named Emma.

  • La Mala ✌
    2019-04-18 03:17

    Claro que son solamente unos capítulos (Charlotte falleció antes de poder terminarlo) pero, creo yo, tenía mucho potencial... más allá de que Arthur opinara que su esposa estaba repitiéndose...

  • Laura
    2019-04-07 06:11

    Free download available at Internet ArchiveThe Works of Charlotte Bronte:1. The Professor2. Emma3. PoemsThis fragment, the last literary effort of the author of 'Jane Eyre', appeared in the 'Cornhill Magazine' fro April, 1860, preceded by the following introduction from the pen of its editor, Mr. W.M. Thackeray, entitled: - Tje Last Sketch.Charlotte Bronte was only able to write two chapters of her last and unfinished work.Clare Boylan wrote Emma Brown gave a final version of the above manuscript 50 years later, after Charlotte's death. To be checked.

  • Fred
    2019-03-25 22:06

    Sign me up for any classic called Emma!

  • Min
    2019-03-30 06:02

    It is unfortunate that Charlotte Bronte passed away before she could finish Emma. I would have liked to have read the story she wanted to tell. This story, however, is merely tolerable. The reason for which can be laid entirely at the door of "Another Lady." I don't know what she was thinking; at times it almost seems as if the story is going to plunge into a gothic bodice-ripping romance instead of Bronte's moodier fare. Not that I have anything against bodice-rippers, I just prefer to have them not occur in one of Bronte's stories. Aside from the tone of the story, however, I found that there were - dare I say, hints? - at sinister goings-on that were never revealed. The one line I recall very clearly which has puzzled me ever since I read it is, "I began to be afraid of this child with the long memory." What? This line occurs three pages from the end of the book. What is that supposed to do? Make me think that there is a sequel coming?

  • Ali
    2019-04-22 05:55

    Victorian literature is the literature produced during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives, perseverance and love in civil society….The main elements in Victorian and pre-Victorian literature, are mostly hidden loves, jelousy, planned marriages for money and social positions, women’s situation both in family and the society, and the roll of Church which dominate all over the society. One can not deny the roll of Victorian novels, specially works by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, William Thackeray, Bronte’s sisters, George Eliot and others…effectioning on all social aspects, changing the modern society, carrying up moral and etic, law and behaviour. Novels in particular, became ubiquitous, and created legacy appeal for human rights …

  • Jana Eichhorn
    2019-04-16 01:50

    Obviously, one can't really call this a book by Charlotte Bronte, as she only wrote the first two chapters before she died, and it was finished by "Another Lady" (Constance Savery) 100+ years later. As such, we have no way of knowing how Charlotte Bronte had planned on this story playing out, and I think we can safely assume that it would not have been identical to what the finished product turned out to be, but I think she would have been pleased with the result. Likeable protagonists, twisting turning story, and a happy ending. I'm glad I read this.

  • Kmcc
    2019-04-24 03:10

    Is there a female alive that has not at some point been a bit of an Emma? And hasn't every female experienced bafflement due to an Emma placing her, at some point in her journey, in a situation with a member of the opposite sex that brought on a feeling of complete and utter mortification? THAT is why I love this book. I have lived the roles from various perspectives, and I have observed Emma in the lives of others.

  • Mariamosh
    2019-04-22 02:08

    De första två kapitlen från det som blev Charlottes sista roman. Mycket intressant början, hade med stor glädje fortsatt läsa om boken blivit klar!

  • Elena T.
    2019-03-26 04:12

    "Emma. Due capitoli. Perché tradurti? Cosa può apprezzare di te il lettore che macina centinaia di pagine, mentre tu ne copri a malapena una ventina? La risposta è racchiusa in una sola parola : desiderio" (nota del traduttore). Pubblicato insieme a “La storia di Willie Ellin” grazie alla casa editrice Flower-ed per la collana Five Yards, “Emma” è l’ultimo romanzo a cui lavorò la Bronte ormai provata dalle perdite famigliari - e narra le vicende di una giovane apparentemente molto ricca e studentessa in collegio.Per forza di cose manca del completo appagamento che può dare un lavoro ultimato, sono solo venti pagine, ma indubbiamente predisposta e con del potenziale tangibile. Ed è inevitabile pensare: Chissà se solo Charlotte avesse avuto più tempo..

  • Amanda
    2019-03-31 01:49

    Så välskriven! Det är verkligen sorgligt att författaren inte hade möjlighet att slutföra denna.. Tror nämligen den hade haft potential att bli lika välkänd och klassisk som Jane Eyre har blivit över tid.

  • Lisse
    2019-03-30 05:15

    THis is a very short intro into what was to be Charlotte Bronte's last novel. Unfortunately she did not get very far into it before she met her untimely death. I have read "Emma Brown" which was taken from the first few chapters that Charlotte wrote and then made into a story that the new author came up with. I love Emma Brown, so I wanted to read what Charlotte herself had written. I really wish she could've finished Emma - I would've liked to see what her ideas for Emma and the other characters in the book were, but am glad to have at least been able to read the few short pages we have and to have been able to read the newer, tied in Emma Brown.

  • Deborah
    2019-04-14 01:48

    I don't know why more people don't know about this book. I ran across it in a used bookstore and have loved it ever since! It was an unfinished fragment by Charlotte Bronte that was finished by "another lady"--real name unknown at ths point. Would make a great historical romance/mystery miniseries!

  • Erssie
    2019-04-04 03:59

    This is a partial manuscript at the end of The Professor

  • Riccardo Mainetti
    2019-04-15 04:18

    Considerato l'ultimo scritto di Charlotte Brontë, Emma è l'abbozzo, due capitoli, di quello che avrebbe potuto essere forse una nuova bellissima storia brontiana.In queste poche pagine è già delineato l'embrione di una storia con tutti gli ingredienti che l'avrebbero resa l'ennesima perla che l'autrice della quale l'anno scorso è stato celebrato il Bicentenario dalla nascita.Completato dall'ultima lettera all'amica Ellen Nussey e un apparato documentale e di note con questo testo la casa editrice flower-ed amplia la già ampia offerta editoriale, aggiungendo un ulteriore tassello alla sua ultima collana Five Yards dedicata ai Capolavori della Letteratura Inglese e Americana , finora inediti in italiano.

  • Becky Bullock
    2019-04-07 02:48

    Capricious and petulant, interfering and vexatious, Emma isn't a typical Brontë heroine. The Brontës usually write admirable women, who suffer through the sexist landscape of their home with dignity. Emma is an exception, she's spoilt and arrogant, though not wholly irredeemable. She finally learns some humility, and begins to change her ways. Just when she thinks it's too little too late, she allows her heart to feel deeply and to see the truth of love. An elegantly written character who will infuriate, charm, and titilate you, and finally draw out your sympathies.

  • Sanna Carlborg
    2019-04-19 04:09

    I egenskap av fragment mycket bra och lovande. Som berättelse förstås omöjlig att bedöma. Älskar Charlotte Brontë.

  • Petra D.
    2019-03-24 00:59

    Nečekala jsem že se mi kniha bude tak líbit - anglická klasika není zrovna můj šálek kávy, ale tahle mě mile překvapila.

  • ebba
    2019-04-03 06:15

    precis när det började bli spännande...!

  • Annasara
    2019-04-06 02:12

    Åh vad jag vill ha mer!

  • Meredith
    2019-04-14 06:09


  • Phil Syphe
    2019-04-22 02:09

    I have read the fragment that Charlotte Brontë had begun writing before her sad early death and thought it a great shame that this work remained unfinished. I'm glad that over 100 years later 'Another Lady' came along and found the inspiration to write a full novel based on what little details Miss Brontë left behind.The character of Emma is an elusive one. She causes great heartache for Arminel - the likeable female narrator - who becomes Emma's stepmother. Emma's influence over her three brothers are great when they are children. She leads them to their grandparents' house before their father arrives home with his new bride and persuades them never to enter the house so long as their then seventeen-year-old stepmother is indoors. Sadly for Arminel, her husband does not support her as he should and allows his children - or more specifically Emma - their own way.Arminel recalls events from her years spent with her much older husband alongside another tale. A girl of nine is deposited by her father at a school. She is believed to be an heiress, but as time passes and the father does not reappear, suspicions arise concerning the young girl's identity. Is she really an heiress? Is Matilda Fiztgibbon her real name? Why is she reluctant to answer questions about herself and her background? Why does she seem afraid and withdrawn? Questions such as these form the backbone of this tale and the answers don't come easy.Arminel takes the girl into her own home when the owners of the school insist she leave their establishment, believing her to be a fraud. After all, the girl's father has not returned and the daughter has cost the school money.As a Brontë fan I was skeptical whether 'Another Lady' could do Charlotte's idea justice. Although I found the first half of the book a little slow paced at times, it didn't fail to hold my interest. Some short-sentenced dialogue exchanges would probably enlivened several scenes. There were also three quoted poems which struck me as pointless inclusions and insignificant to the story.From the halfway point onwards the narrative becomes evermore engaging. I grew to care more and more about Arminel and the young girl, plus my interest in the elusive Emma continued to build with the narrative. Although this author's style is not in the same league as Charlotte's, I for one am grateful for her efforts, as I enjoyed this book and its main characters.

  • Maisie
    2019-04-15 01:49

    Charlotte Bronte’s purpose for writing “Emma” was to show how pasts can affect people, but one must move on from that. Mrs. Chalfont is a great example of this. Her relationship with her stepdaughter was hard when she first got married because Emma would not accept her as her new mother. It did not get any easier the more she was around. Emma and her brothers did not even live with Mrs. Chalfont and her husband simply because Emma hated her. Mrs. Chalfont had been haunted by the memory of her stepdaughter, however, when Martina walked into her life, she started to move on with her life. She had really been holding on to that past and how it basically ruined her, but she had the ability to let go of that and move forward with her life.The theme of “Emma” is to let go of the past and keep moving forward. Mrs. Chalfont had to let go of Emma ruining her life in order to move on. Emma had taken the one thing that she had done right, bringing a baby into the world (even if it had “died”), away from her. She took that baby to some friends that couldn’t have a baby, but Mrs. Chalfont believed she would never be able to see that child again. However, when she met Martina in unfortunate circumstances she started to let go of that past and believe that maybe she could start over with her as her daughter. She later finds out that Martina is the child Emma had taken away from her years ago.The style in which Bronte wrote “Emma” is a narrative. Bronte tells the story of Martina, Mrs. Chalfont, and Emma and how they had an effect on one another. Emma had the ability to make Mrs. Chalfont feel inferior to her because of their unfortunate past. Martina made Mrs. Chalfont feel love towards a little girl that she could love as her own child because of the tragic abandonment in which her father left her at the school. Mrs. Chalfont made Martina feel loved by someone who actually cared about her feelings and what happened to her, unlike Mrs. Wilcox at the boarding school.I actually liked this book. I believed that it was well written and it wasn’t as slow as I thought it would be. Mrs. Chalfont was probably my favorite character because of how caring she was towards everyone, especially Martina. The way she just took her in and gave her a home was very kind.

  • Becki
    2019-03-27 23:51

    Synopsis from dustjacket: In the very last months before her death at age 39, at the height of her powers, Charlotte Bronte set the scene of a new novel entitled Emma...The wanton havoc wrought by Emma in the life of Mrs. Chalfont, the narrator, is not the only proof of her ruthlessness. She plays a part, too, in the sufferings of the abandoned child, Martina. The affection which grows between Mrs. Chalfont and Martina out of their mutual distress illumines this story. And Emma herself, with her inexplicable motives, her incomprehensible anger, and her darkness of soul, develops into a character of whom Charlotte Bronte woud have been proud.\nCharlotte Bronte began this tale while 'Another Lady' finished it. The beauty of it is that the transition from one author's thoughts to the other's is seamless. I really couldn't tell what was Bronte's from what was written by her successor.\nThe story was engaging and charming - even through it's depressing bits. I really grew attached to both Mrs. Chalfont and Martina. And, suprisingly, I didn't start putting the pieces of the puzzle together until close to the reveal. \n

  • Fabiola
    2019-04-15 22:08

    Da "purista" ho preferito leggere solo l'inizio - l'originale di Charlotte - e non le continuazioni e conclusioni che prima la Savery nel 1980 e poi la Boylan nel 2003 hanno voluto dare al romanzo.La valutazione assegnata è data solo dal fatto che la storia sia incompleta (stesso voto ho dato ai due romanzi incompiuti della Austen, per dire), perché quel che realmente penso è: "Che peccato!".Veramente, le premesse c'erano tutte e la scrittura di Charlotte, qui un po' disincantata e ironica-quasi-sarcastica, coinvolgeva il lettore come suo solito. Lo scritto, purtroppo, si interrompe proprio nel momento in cui la vicenda sta per prendere una piega interessante, lasciando con l'amaro in bocca (pur sapendo fin da principio che trattasi di opera incompiuta) e la curiosità di sapere come Charlotte avrebbe concluso il tutto.Peccato, Charlotte, peccato. Torna e concludilo!* Chicca consigliata a chi vuol leggere tutto il leggibile delle sorelle Brontë.

  • Anneleen
    2019-04-20 03:11

    Ik was eigenlijk vooral benieuwd naar dit boek omdat het (weliswaar maar een klein stukje) was geschreven door Charlotte Brontë. Het verhaal zelf viel wel goed mee eigenlijk, maar ik vraag me af hoe het zou zijn afgelopen, mocht Charlotte Brontë het hele verhaal zelf hebben geschreven. (Want ergens had ik gelezen dat zij enkel de 1e twee hoofdstukken had geschreven, waarna de rest is verder geschreven door een onbekende vrouw). Achja, we zullen het nooit weten. Uitgelezen april 2013.

  • John Hatley
    2019-04-04 21:58

    This is the first time I've read an unfinished work, a fragment, that I really wanted so much to continue. It will of course have to remain a mystery, but even in its truncated form it is a very good representation of the characters, particularly of the headmistress Miss Wilcox. And, it is a very good introduction to the works of Charlotte Bronte. It's the first I've read of her books but it will not be the last.

  • Janice Todd
    2019-03-26 04:18

    Sadly, I was disappointed. Completed by Constance Savoy, though the dialog and characters were typical of Charlotte Brontë, the title character, Emma was lacking until the final two chapters. When we finally meet her, she's a disappointment, caving in and dissipating before our eyes (though she doesn't faint or have the vapors). All is tied up nice and neatly too quickly, too conveniently, with a tidy sappy ending where everyone lives happily ever after.

  • Faith
    2019-03-23 23:50

    This book was written by Charlotte Bronte and 'another lady.' The other lady finishing Charlotte's unfinished work. I could definitely tell where Charlotte ended and 'another lady' began, and at that point, all Brontesque was thrown out the door. But if you read it without thinking that it's a mutilation of a great Bronte story, you'll really like it.

  • Martine
    2019-04-07 03:52

    This was not a bad book, but it did not seem as Brontesque as I was hoping. The plot seems rushed and forced upon the characters, readers, and, unfortunately, Bronte. There is an excellent attempt at the language in the beginning, but seems to fade as the story progresses. Nevertheless, it is, undeniably, an interesting read.