Jane Fairfax by Joan AikenJane Austens 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 Emmas success is that the story has two heroines-Emma Woodhouse and Jane Fairfax. In Austens novel, Janes backgound is left obscure, and the turmoil underlying her current reduced circumstances in mysterious.
At last we learn her whole story in Joan Aikens superb retelling of Emma-this time from Jane Fairfaxs point of view. When Jane Fairfax was published in hardcover, Aikens 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.
Emma - Behind the Scenes - BBC One
Emma , by Jane Austen , is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes place in the fictional village of Highbury and the surrounding estates of Hartfield, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships among individuals in those locations consisting of "3 or 4 families in a country village". As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters and depicts issues of marriage , gender , age, and social status.
On the Character of Frank Churchill
The little town village? I, Ch. II , and he is a popular subject among the gossiping residents, including our heroine and the perfect Mr. Slightly ironic, then, is Mr. XVIII , of him. Consequently, here at the beginning of volume II I feel we are being called to judge Frank Churchill for ourselves, with the understanding that both of our main sources of judgement Emma and Mr. Knightly are too biased to completely trust.
Lynda A. Hall Lynda Hall email: lhall chapman. E mma does not like Jane Fairfax. Jane, in fact, remains in the background of the novel, rarely even speaking for herself. Jane is financially dependent and must be passive. When she does not wish to walk or when the weather is inclement, she may choose to order her carriage. She even offers to provide a servant and transportation for Jane when she is determined to leave the strawberry-picking party at Donwell Abbey
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Since we just talked about Frank, we might as well start where we left off: why does Jane stick with him? We sure would! Maybe Jane keeps her cool so well because, well, she actually is pretty cool. She sings, plays the piano, sews, and is about to start teaching in other words, she does just about everything that a woman could do in her time. And she does them all really, really well.
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Jane Fairfax is a major character in Emma. She is the only person whom Emma Woodhouse envies due to her accomplishments and beauty. She marries Frank Churchill after a long and secret engagement. Jane Fairfax is an orphan who grew up away from her maternal aunt, Miss Bates , and grandmother, Mrs. Bates , but they were always excited to hear of her accomplishments as she aged.