Cecil's profile image

Period Pieces to Watch

5 Shows & Movies | by Cecil

Fingersmith

Fingersmith

Shows

A young woman is hired as a maid to an heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a gentleman to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Shows

A story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility.

Emma.

Emma.

Movies

In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Movies

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

Movies

When spirited young woman, Fanny Price is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich cousins, she's meant to learn the ways of proper society. But while Fanny learns 'their' ways, she also enlightens them with a wit and sparkle all her own.

Scroll to top