The next Jane Austen installment is here. The book was published in , and it is about a young woman, named Emma, who is obsessed with matchmaking. While she means well, she often finds herself getting into predicaments. The story hammers the themes of romance, class, female empowerment and hubris. It was the last novel published while Austen was still alive, and has since gone through several adaptations into film.
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Clueless is one of the most iconic teen films of all time, but it is also a notable adaptation of a classic work of British literature, Jane Austen's Emma. Emma tells the story of a beautiful, wealthy woman, who takes matchmaking and social machinations to mildly hubristic ends, and finds herself entangled in romance despite her best wishes. Like Cher Horowitz, Emma Woodhouse, Austen's protagonist, has a deep compassion for the poorer classes, but a sometimes "clueless" investment in her own class position and a daft perception of her own privilege. Additionally, just as Cher Horowitz vows to remain a virgin and has a strong dislike for high school boys before finding herself in love with Josh, Emma Woodhouse vows never to marry before ending up marrying her intellectual rival George Knightley. While the average teen viewer of Clueless may not be likely to spot its parallels with Austen's novel, the parallels are numerous and the adaptation is markedly faithful.
Quotes from Emma by Jane Austen
She wrote thousands of letters to her family, but her older sister, Cassandra, decided to burn or tear up most of them. Only her family members and a few close friends knew that she was the author. Her brother, Henry, finally revealed her identity to the public after her death.
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