Thursday, June 8

Book Review: The Watsons by Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen
Title: The Watsons
Genre: Classics, Short Stories, Historical Fiction, & Romance
Pages: 40
Published: 1923 (but technically unfinished)
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Used bookstore)

Mr. Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged to return to her father's house.

I am really bummed that the author never got a chance to finish this novel. Sure, there are some versions that authors attempted to finish. For some reason, Goodreads does not have just the plain version listed, which is silly to me. Oh well.

From what the author had, I enjoyed it and wanted more. This was bound to be a great story. Maybe someday I'll read some other adaptions from other authors. 

The aunt was an idiot and I felt bad for Emma for having to return home. 

According to some articles, this was bound to be really sad. I could sense it was going to be a wee bit dark. Gah. I am so bummed. Maybe someday they'll find more of this story. 

In the end, I for sure recommend it even if it is not finished. I'll give this 4 stars.


Melliane said...

I didn't know about this one

Blodeuedd said...

No heas? I hope someone finished it and wrote a hea

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, I've never read this one either.

B, I think I'll track a "completed" one and read it.

Anachronist said...

Pity Jane's life was so short - she had so many great project going!

vvb32 reads said...

This is a Jane Austen on my tbr pile. Good to hear you liked it pretty well.

Carole Rae said...

Ana, so sad! I wish she had lived longer so we could have more books and short stories. She was so good.

vvb32, very good. Sad it wasn't finished.