genre: Emma

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The Matchmaker: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma

Author: Sarah Price

When Emma’s interference in her friends’ lives backfires, will the consequences be more than she bargained for? Emma Weaver is twenty-one years old and has found a passion for playing matchmaker with her Amish friends.  Her neighbor, Gideon King, warns her about interfering in people’s lives, but she disregards his advice and plans to set up … Read More

Genre: Emma Subjects: Amish, variation

Girl Lives Forever: A Pride and Prejudice Fairy Tale

Author: C Mitchell

It’s a saying, universally told, that every fairy tale begins with the famous words, ‘Once upon a time’. Welcome to the world of Everland, where live many kingdoms run by magic, curses and spells—where sorceresses and dark lords have more power than kings and queens. There in this land is Elizabeth Bennet, who after committing … Read More


Joined with the beautiful illustrations of Janet Lee, Butler brings to life Austen’s most precocious heroine, Emma Woodhouse. Discover what has made this story so enduring, as its re-told in the Mighty Marvel manner!

Genre: Emma Subjects: graphic novel

Later Days at Highbury

“Jane Austen’s heir apparent” (Kirkus Reviews)–her great-great-grandniece Joan Austen-Leigh–follows her sparkling first novel, A Visit to Highbury, with another delightful sojourn to the village immortalized in Emma–a society in which the guest list for a ball or the unfortunate manners of a young lady are the things that truly matter.

Genre: Emma Subjects: sequel

Scones and Sensibility

Author: Lindsay Eland
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Seek tirelessly and you shall not find a contemporary heroine of middle-grade literature as refined and romantic as Miss Polly Madassa. Still swooning over the romantic conclusions of Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, twelve-year-old Polly decides her purpose in life: helping along lonely hearts in search of love. Polly’s only task this … Read More

Genre: Emma Subjects: modern adaptation, young adult

Emma in Love

Author: Emma Tennant

Emma Tennant brings us the sequel to Emma, which finds Jane Austen’s spirited heroine in the fourth year of her marriage to Mr. Knightley. Although there is harmony between them, Emma is frankly bored. Mr. Knightley is affectionate; but he is, in reality, an old friend, who has, in his own words, “lectured and blamed” … Read More

Genre: Emma Subjects: sequel


Amanda is a bit bored–until she meets Haley and decides that with a little sprucing up, she would be the perfect wife for the local pastor. Amanda’s plan is falling into place when she discovers that Haley is dating Roger…and Pastor Eldridge is seeing someone else. Not to be thwarted, she steers Haley toward newcomer … Read More

Genre: Emma Subjects: modern adaptation

The Importance of Being Emma

Author: Juliet Archer

Mark Knightley – handsome, clever, rich – is used to women falling at his feet. Except Emma Woodhouse, who’s like part of the family – and the furniture. When their relationship changes dramatically, is it an ending or a new beginning? Emma’s grown into a stunningly attractive young woman, full of ideas for modernising her … Read More

Genre: Emma Subjects: modern adaptation

Lend Me Leave

Author: Barbara Cornthwaite
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A rival for the hand of Emma Woodhouse has brought about George Knightley’s realization of the true nature of his attachment to her. He is determined to win her in spite of Frank Churchill’s charming ways, and he has only to figure out how to make her realize that they were meant for each other. … Read More

Charity Envieth Not

Author: Barbara Cornthwaite
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George Knightley is the owner of a considerable estate, a landlord, a magistrate, and a bachelor-a state that his brother John is perpetually prodding him to change. Thankfully, there is no one remotely suitable in his entire circle of acquaintance…or so he thinks. An unwanted interloper, a few romantic mishaps amongst his friends, and the … Read More

Emma  (1996 Film)

Year: 1996 Starring: Bernard Hepton, Kate Beckinsale, Mark Strong

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…

Genre: Emma
Format: Film

Emma  (1972 Film)

Year: 1972 Starring: Donald Eccles, Doran Godwin, John Carson

This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss Emma Woodhouse to make proper marital matches for all of her friends. Though often mistaken in her judgement, she is counseled and criticised by her neighbor and brother-in-law, the wise Mr. Knightley whose attentions to her are motivated … Read More

Genre: Emma
Format: Film

Emma  (2009 Film)

Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit – matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriot Smith. Emma is desperate for Harriot to find happiness, but every suitor she finds for her friend … Read More

Genre: Emma
Format: Film