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...
Did You Know?
The dark velvet vest with four buttons down the front Kate Beckinsale
(Emma Woodhouse) wears at the Hartfield party 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) during Christmas dinner 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
Over the Hills and Far Away
(From "The Beggar's Opera")
Lyrics by John Gay
Performed by Olivia Williams
(dubbed by Mary Carewe
) and Raymond Coulthard
[Jane and Frank sing at the Weston's] See more