Jane Austen Book Club

Jane Fairfax
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Jane Fairfax by Joan Aiken

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect. If you would like to attend virtually, please indicate that in your RSVP and the book club leader will send you a Zoom link to attend the meeting.

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."

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Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312157074
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 1997