While browsing around, I came across an literary adaptation of Emma set in an alternate universe titled James Fairfax. The novel’s plot is set in the Regency era village of Highbury just like the original, but one key difference is that same-sex relationships are widely accepted as the norm. And yes, as many of you have probably guessed from from the title, gender-bending is involved. Jane Fairfax becomes James Fairfax. In this alternate universe, James is shipped with Emma to form the novel’s official couple. So the question I pose is what do you guys think of this particular adaptation of Emma? Judging from the customer reviews on its respective Amazon page on (I’m not trying to sell this to you. This link is also here to give you more background into this adaptation located under Book Description: http://www.amazon.com/James-Fairfax-Jane-Austen/dp/1607620383/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281652588&sr=8-1), reception is a mixed bag. One praises the novel for staying true to Jane Austen’s spirit and another criticizes it for its disrespect towards Austen. Do you agree with any of those statements?

– Isabella

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