Category: Emma

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Jane Austen’s Vision of a Happy Marriage

Jane Austen’s Christian Aristotelianism demands that the hierarchy operates on terms of responsibility and virtuous relationship.

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JANE AUSTEN’S COMIC MORALISM

In a 1954 essay on Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis calls attention to the “hardness—or at least the firmness—of Jane Austen’s thought.”

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A review of The Moral Imagination: From Edmund Burke to Jane Austen

Middlemarch is “by common consent” her greatest novel. I would modify a little: it’s just about the greatest English novel—except perhaps Jane Austen’s six, especially the most artful of them, Emma.

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Jane Austen’s Unlikeable Emma

“I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” The main difference between the book and the film versions—most recently Autumn DeWilde’s 2020 film, Emma.—with a period—is that the film…

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Emma. Perfect.

Autumn de Wilde’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma is as handsome, clever, and richly drawn—and as perfect, despite its flaws—as Jane Austen’s heroine herself.