Emma is the first novel by Jane Austen I have read (I guess P&P&Zombies doesn´t really count as a Jane Ausen novel), and I have to say that I´m pleasantly surprised. Nothing of real importance happens and there is no action what so ever, but Austen raises this nothingness to an art. I have read many reviews of people who just couldn´t stand Emma Woodhouse. I completely disagree. She feels like an ignorant younger sister, who makes wrong decisions but does this so innocently that you still have to love her. I adore her faults, because it makes the story so believable and so... human. Also, I adored Miss Bates´ monologues. Those were just brilliant.