Adapting Jane Austen: The Surprising Fidelity of "Clueless"

  title={Adapting Jane Austen: The Surprising Fidelity of "Clueless"},
  author={W. Galperin},
  journal={The Wordsworth Circle},
  pages={187 - 193}
  • W. Galperin
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • The Wordsworth Circle
The many liberties taken by the cinematic adaptors of Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Persuasion--unquestionably the most serious of the feature-length adaptations of Austen's novels to have appeared recently--cannot be dismissed as indulgences or inaccuracies. Rather they are attempts to rectify problems and to smooth out inconsistencies in the novels by way of saving Austen from her less felicitous or, the adaptors seem to feel, less-than-Austenian tendencies. The treatment of Sense… Expand
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