I’m a 17 year old girl who has decided to start reading Jane Austen. I recently bought Emma and it looks really good, but there’s something I’m conflicted about.
I read some things online about the fact that the romantic interest (the male) is a lot older than Emma, and that he has loved her since she was 13.
Would it be okay to read this book? (I saw that it was recommended for catholic schools and such, so my guess is that it would be okay, but it still feels weird or wrong to read to novel, but I really want to read it)
It might be important to mention that I believe I’m scrupulous, so my guilt might come from there.
Do you think it would be okay for a Catholic person to read it?
Thank you and God bless