“Emma,” said Mr. Knightley presently, “I have a piece of news for you. You like news — and I heard an article in my way hither that I think will interest you.”
“News! Oh! yes, I always like news. What is it? Why do you smile so? Where did you hear it? Mr. Knightly & Emma Woodhouse, Emma, Chapter 21
Jane Austen’s character Emma Woodhouse loves a bit of news, so I am sure that she will be amused to know that others are talking about her around the Blog-o-spere.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I am confident in saying that Miss Emma Woodhouse would find Austen-esque author Laurie Viera Rigler’s honest admission that she has, on occasion, offered unsolicited advice quite gratifying! In her recent musing on her Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict Blog, she professes to have been a bit Emma like, missapplyments and all. Her cure was in understanding Austen.
I have this theory that if you read her works enough times and really contemplate the life lessons therein, you can pretty much give up your psychotherapist.
(Hmm? Reminder to myself to cancel next appointment with therapist) You can read her entire humorous and entertaining commentary in the online article, Emma; or How Jane Austen Revealed My Inner Know-it-All, on her delightful blog.
I dare say, that there are few people who know more about Austen’s novel Emma than web mistress and designer Kali Pappas. You can read her guest blogger contribution on the costuming in the upcoming Emma (1996) adaptation on my co-blog, Jane Austen Today entitled, Fashionable Emma Woodhouse: Costuming in Austen’s Emma Adapted. Visit Kali’s blog Emma Adaptations to discover even more about Miss Woodhouse and her Highbury friends.
Read the complete synopsis of the movie at Masterpiece Classic’s Emma webpage.
Learn all about Emma’s Box Hill picnic at Jane Austen’s World.
Jane Austen Quote of the Day, is featuring some of the best quotes from Emma.
The novel Emma is renown for it’s unique characterizations, so in anticipation of the airing of the 1996 movie of Emma on Sunday, March 23rd at 9:00 pm on PBS, I have focused this week entirely on some of my favorites; Cast Preview, Emma Woodhouse, Harriet Smith, and Mr. Elton. Discover what makes Austen’s characters so appealing, or unappealing as mayhap! I hope that you all enjoy the movie!
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