Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma
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Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma

by Joan Aiken
     
 

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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

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Overview

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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“Others may try, but nobody comes close to Aiken in writing sequels to Jane Austen.” —Publishers Weekly
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A companion to Jane Austen's Emma, released to coincide with the video release of the Gwynneth Paltrow film. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312157074
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
375,072
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Aiken, the daughter of Conrad Aiken, is an award-winning author. She divides her time between London and New York.

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