emmaEmma is a manga about a shy young woman who is a maid in Victorian London.  Emma is pursued by many aristocratic young men, but she refuses them all until she meets her employer’s former student, William Jones.

Kaoru Mori, the creator, is a huge Anglophile, which explains why Emma reads like a Jane Austen novel. It begins a little quietly with a simple flirtation between Emma and Mr. Jones, but soon, there’s all the trappings of an Austen novel: meddling family and friends, a love triangle, and of course, pride and prejudice.

Also, don’t forget to check out the afterword manga,  “Maids in Black” which is a humourous look at how Kaoru Mori went through the process of creating Emma.

Put a hold on Emma.


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