Love and Friendship by Jane AustenNow, with his new film Love and Friendship , out next week, he gives us his version of a story by Austen, though one that is little known. He has adapted a novella — or, more accurately, a sharply curtailed novel — called Lady Susan , which Austen probably wrote in the mids, when she was 19 or Neither of these tales was published in her lifetime, and neither was intended for publication. Lady Susan promises much. The eponymous leading character is intelligent, accomplished and utterly amoral. Lady Susan is a beautiful widow in her mids who gets her kicks from flirtation and psychological manipulation. At the beginning of the book we find her entertaining herself by causing emotional mayhem in a household in which she is a guest.
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From the desk of Tracy Hickman:. Lady Susan is a terrible person, but a wonderful character. After two knowing winks from Stillman in two pages: consider yourself warned. The vindication of his maligned aunt, riddled with inconsistencies and bizarre logic, is peppered with tirades on a range of subjects: history, theology, and grammar. These make for some of the funniest passages in the novel. As the reader has perhaps noticed, great care has been taken with the punctuation used in this account.
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Begun when she was just eleven years old, Love and Friendship is one of Jane Austen's stories that very few readers may have encountered before. Austen experts feel that this story was written, like many others, only for the pleasure of her family and friends. It is scribbled across three notebooks, in childish handwriting, and the complete work is thought to have been written over a period of six or seven years. It is dedicated to one of her cousins, whom she was very close to, Eliza de Feuillide. Eliza herself was an extremely colorful figure and is thought to have been the illegitimate daughter of the first Governor General of India, Warren Hastings. She was also a witness to the French Revolution where her husband, the self styled Comte de Feuillide was guillotined. For the young Jane, these events must have been sheer inspiration to a writer's imagination.
Love and Freindship [ sic ] is a juvenile story by Jane Austen , dated From the age of eleven until she was eighteen, Austen wrote her tales in three notebooks. These still exist, one in the Bodleian Library and the other two in the British Museum. They contain, among other works, Love and Freindship , written when she was fourteen, and The History of England , written when she was fifteen. Written in epistolary form like her later unpublished novella, Lady Susan , Love and Friendship is thought to be one of the tales she wrote for the amusement of her family. The instalments, written as letters from the heroine Laura, to Marianne, the daughter of her friend Isabel, may have come about as nightly readings by the young Jane in the Austen home.