Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften... Written by
Did You Know?
The ivory silk evening gown worn by Kate Beckinsale
(Emma Woodhouse) to the Crown Ball is the same costume worn by a guest at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball in Vanity Fair
(1998), and by Julie Cox
(Annabella Milbanke) to the ball in Byron
(2003). See more
The year is approximately 1815, yet Jane Fairfax sings an Italian song composed in 1857. See more
[Knightley speaks of Frank Churchill who will be going to London
To get his hair cut?
Referenced in The Princess Diaries
From John Playford's 'Dancing Master, Vol. 3, 2nd Ed.' (1710)
[fourth dance at the Crown Inn Ball when Emma dances with Mr. Knightley] See more