Emma.

Emma. ★★★½

Emma Woodhouse is a young woman described as having faced few things that vexed her in her life. She is often selfish and snobbish and was described by Jane Austen as a heroine who no one but Austen herself would much like. Yet, despite Austen’s apparent attempt to dissuade readers from liking her, Emma is an endearing character who has enchanted audiences of the novel and other adaptations in literature and film for more than two centuries. Emma., the most recent adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel of the same name, is a period piece (a fact that apparently had to be driven home by the use of punctuation in the title), but without any of the stuffiness and coldness often associated with the genre and, indeed, with some other adaptations of the novel.



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