Of all of Jane Austen’s characters, Emma is my favorite.
Masterpiece Theater has been recently running the newest production on PBS – give yourself a treat and find it. True to the novel, this adaptation outclasses the Hollywood period piece with Gwyneth Paltrow and the modernized and entertaining Clueless with Alicia Silverstone in the title role.
This PBS Emma is a good primer to reading the novel again – a perennial in timeless characters.
If you are looking for a modern Jane Austen-like book to curl up with, try How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed. Using a Bridget Jones voice, the author will take you on a funny, romantic adventure with an antique chamber pot as the catalyst.