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British novelist Jane Austen’s classic “Emma” at Newport Library February 12th

Emma Woodhouse relentlessly pursues matchmaking for others
Until she, herself, is unwittingly snared

One of the earlier “Chick Flicks” to grace the silver screen will be discussed and then played at the Newport Public Library February 12th; “Emma,” the story of a foxy English matchmaker who gets caught up in her own action. You have to be a keen student of romantic intrigue to keep up with “Emma’s” bold pursuit of life on behalf of others, only to be swept up in it herself.

Those familiar with British novelist Jane Austen’s story telling know you better bring a notebook with the women’s names PENCILED across the top and the men’s names down the side, complete with a back-up eraser.

To the point, the movie headline reads:

Gwyneth Paltrow sparkles in the title role as Miss Woodhouse, a rich 21-year-old who lives with her widowed father in a mansion. Determined to never marry herself, she nontheless delights in playing Cupid among her circle of friends. Only her brother-in-law, Mr. Knightly, can hold up a mirror to show her the errors of her ways, and the truth that is buried in her heart.

The group discussion of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma” is set for noon, Tuesday, February 12th. Then, that evening at 6:30pm, they rolled the film. Both gatherings are free and wide open to the public. For more information call the Newport Library at 541-265-2153.

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