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

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ISBN-10: 031215707X

ISBN-13: 9780312157074

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Joan Aiken, Joan Aiken

List price: $18.99
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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 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…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Joan Delano Aiken was born in Rye, Sussex, England, on September 4, 1924, the daughter of the Pulitzer Prize winner, writer Conrad Aiken. She was raised in a rural area and home schooled by her mother until the age 12. She then attended Wychwood School, a boarding school in Oxford. Her work first appeared in 1941 when the British Broadcasting Corporation, where she worked as a librarian, broadcast some of her short stories on their Children's Hour program. Aiken also worked at St. Thomas's Hospital, and in 1943 she moved to the reference department of the London office of the United Nations, where she collected information about resistance movements. She worked for the UN until 1949, all…