Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma : 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 background if left obscure, and the turmoil underlying her current reduced circumstances is 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. SC, 252 pages.