Have you ever wondered about the hidden romance contained within Jane Austen’s Emma? This literary retelling of Austen’s classic novel focuses on the courtship and secret engagement of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill. How did two people of such evidently disparate temperaments fall in love? How was “the most upright female mind in the creation” … Read More
subject: Jane Fairfax
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 ofEmma-this time from Jane Fairfax’s point of view.