Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma
Jane Austen's Emma has been a favorite novel for Austenites since 1816. In the mid-1990s it became a favorite movie for millions of new admirers.
A key reason for Emma's success is that the story has two heroines-Emma Woodhouse and Jane Fairfax. In Austen's novel, Jane's backgound is left obscure, and the turmoil underlying her current reduced circumstances in mysterious.
At last we learn her whole story in Joan Aiken's superb retelling of Emma-this time from Jane Fairfax's point of view. When Jane Fairfax was published in hardcover, Aiken's wit, style, and skill prompted Booklist to say, "Brilliant...extraordinarily will done and highly recommended."
This worthy companion to the great original is for the first time now available in paperback.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing
I have a bit of a stubborn streak - something to which my friends and family can readily attest - and can be somewhat slow in learning my lesson... So it is, that although I thoroughly disliked Joan ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jarvenpa - LibraryThing
Well, it was fun. And for people who love Jane Austen's books and wish there were more, this is satisfyingly in the Austen tradition. The heroine is quite nice (Emma, however, isn't...but then, wasn't ... Read full review