subject: Jane Fairfax

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

Author: Joan Aiken

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.

Genre: Emma Subjects: alternative POV, Jane Fairfax