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Author: Jane Austen
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Title: Lady Susan by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics
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Publisher: Wildside Press (March 1, 2004)
Pages: 140

Lady Susan by Jane Austen, Fiction, Classics by Jane Austen



Jane Austen created an unusual heroine among her other novels through her only epistolary novel Lady Susan. Looking to climb in the social ladder quickly, Lady Susan hunt for wealthy men as her partner. Ironically she not only looks pair for her, but also to her daughter Frederica Vernon. Jane austen fans might not like the lead character of this novel who ignores the morality and goes unpunished till the novel ends.

Здесь вы можете прочитать книгу Jane Austen Lady Susan бесплатно. Lady Susan had heard something so materially to the disadvantage of my sister as to persuade her that the happiness of Mr. Vernon, to whom she was always much attached, would be wholly destroyed by the marriage.

Lady Susan is an epistolary novel written by Jane Austen that was published in 1871 but was believed to have been completed by Austen sometime during 1794. The novel is written using diary entries, news clippings, letters etc. Lady Susan is unlike any other female protagonist that was created by Jane Austen as she is a very selfish and conniving woman

Last updated Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 13:38. To the best of our knowledge, the text of this work is in the Public Domain in Australia. eBooksaide The University of Adelaide Library University of Adelaide South Australia 5005.

Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. It's the Austen least likely to make you swoon (did I just use the word 'swoon'?! I really have been reading too many classics lately!), but in many ways I think Lady Susan features Jane Austen at her most purely clever, sharp and satirical. As others have noted, the book takes place entirely in the form of letters that various characters exchange, but rest assured that there's still a lot of Austen's trademark dialogue rather than just summaries of various events.

Shelves: classics, emporary-works. Lady Susan is AMAZING. I have read Jane Austen's biography by Jon Spence, which notes this book. This novel premise is about Jane's brother and cousin's relationship. She wrote it because she hated their relationship and didn't want them together. Jane Austen saw her cousin for who she really was, this manipulative, deceitful, flirtatious woman. Therefore, this novel was created to cope with her brother's decision. Completely different from Jane Austen's other novels

Jane Austen - Lady Susan Series -. (Romance, Historical ) Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to . Lady Susan, in a letter to her brother-in-law, has declared her intention of visiting us almost immediately; and as such a visit is in all probability merely an affair of convenience, it is impossible to conjecture its length.

Jane Austen's Biography including photos. Jane Austen's Top Quotes. This epistolary novel, an early complete work that the author never submitted for publication, describes the schemes of the main character-the widowed Lady Susan-as she seeks a new husband for herself, and one for her daughter. Although the theme, together with the focus on character study and moral issues, is close to Austen's published work (Sense and Sensibility was also originally written in the epistolary form), its outlook is very different, and the heroine has few parallels in 19th-century literature.

Jane Austen has long been one of my favourite authors, ever since I read my mother's copy of Pride and Prejudice and since then I have re-read it several times and her other full length novels too. But I've never read Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon before. But I’ve never read Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon before. In fact it was only reading Carol Shields’ biography of Jane Austen quite some years ago now that I discovered that she had written these books, none of which were published in her lifetime. Lady Susan is a finished novella, whereas The Watsons and Sanditon are two unfinished fragments. The full text of Sanditon wasn’t published until 1925.

My Dear Brother, -- I can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation when we last parted of spending some weeks with you at Churchhill, and, therefore, if quite convenient to you and Mrs. Vernon to receive me at present, I shall hope within a few days to be introduced to a sister whom I have so long desired to be acquainted with. My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into Your delightful retirement. I long to be made known to your dear little children, in whose hearts I shall be very eager to secure an interest. I shall soon have need for all my fortitude, as I am on the point of separation from my own daughter. . . .

Reviews: 7
doesnt Do You
The epistolary novel is a very constraining and therefore challenge for the writer. In Jane Austin’s Lady Susan Ms Austen dishes the dirt from the inside as Lady Susan attempts to engage her daughter to a suitor who does not suit and plans a love affair with a married man and a separate advantageous marriage. The letters fly back and forth between her allies, enemies and the occasional more or less innocent third parties. There may be enough plot for a longer story but Ms Austen brings it to a swift end and nails it shut by abandoning the letter only format tying up her loose ends in a few pages of conventional narrative. The tone throughout is one more in line with British stage farce and being short remains fun with just a slight tendency to drag as the joke begins to wear.

In an attempt to give this satire some weight; It made me think of the 100 year older Dangerous Liaisons. The earlier book has a more convoluted plot and a more serious ending, but it is tainted with what reads to modern eyes as close to child abuse and worse. If you wish to indulge in pre-moderrn scandal and the humorous threat of misalliance, Ms Austin is the merrier read and a further benefit in choosing Lady S is its brevity.
Lemana
Thoroughly enjoyed this novella length story written in an epistolary style although I'm not overly fond of this type of delivery, it does work in this instance. It's only lately that I've looked at the lesser known works of Jane Austen.

Lady Susan, well she is a bit of a "cougar". A middle aged, ("pretty") woman who is devious, delusional, manipulative, vindictive, self serving and arrogant. She has no maternal feelings at all and she enjoys playing the game.......I found her quite delightful, she quite puts Lizzie Eustace from Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds in the pale with her machinations.

Was surprised to find that this is an earlier work and that it's not more well known. More than worth a look at.
tref
I'll join fellow reviewers in warning potential readers that the romance in Lady Susan is minimal. It's the Austen least likely to make you swoon (did I just use the word 'swoon'?! I really have been reading too many classics lately!), but in many ways I think Lady Susan features Jane Austen at her most purely clever, sharp and satirical.

As others have noted, the book takes place entirely in the form of letters that various characters exchange, but rest assured that there's still a lot of Austen's trademark dialogue rather than just summaries of various events. A lot of the humor and cleverness comes from seeing how some of the same people and events are perceived differently by various characters, and how Lady Susan's rosy view of herself differs so radically from the increasingly clear reality of who she is.

This isn't just a series of meandering musings; there's an actual narrative and, for me, a surprisingly satisfying resolution to it. The conflicts and suspense revolve around who (if anyone!) a few of the characters will end up marrying, the fate of Susan's miserable daughter, and which of Lady Susan's schemes to manipulate those around her will succeed.

If you want to fall in love with Austen's more likable, admirable characters and their sigh-worthy romances, this is definitely not the Austen I'd recommend! If, however, you want to read some of the most razor sharp, clever wit and satire that Austen ever wrote, I can't recommend this one highly enough. Plus, the current $0.00 price tag makes this an immensely worthwhile purchase :)
Anarawield
Read it just because the work can be attributed to Austen, my favorite author. I cannot say it is my favorite Austen work but the characters are all unique with the flawed personalities that make them feel more real. The flawed and very human protagonists are part of why I enjoy Austen novels so much. I mean, who really likes the perfect but insipid heroine and flawless hero? Well some people might but I do not. Part of the reason I enjoy Austen so much is because of the depth of her characters and how they change. Lady Susan is definitely a flawed individual. It was an interesting combination of amusement and hate I found myself feeling while reading this work. Her daughter, Frederica, is one of the many victims of her mother and while you might feel sorry for her she is almost a side note in the story. Interestingly enough there were no changes to Lady Susan's perfidious character. She will live on in infamy as one of the most reviled Austen character creations and people will continue to read the work for the sheer amusement at her audacity and thankfulness at their own good fortune to not be in possession of such a mother.
Dukinos
I don’t recommend this edition, even though it’s free. The words were all jumbled without proper spacing. Maybe my kindle app wasn’t compatible. Despite the weary slog decoding the words, the story itself was a gem! Ms. Austin managed to paint a lighthearted portrait of a narcissist, and the ending was delightful. All told through letters, you may need to map the characters at first to follow along properly. I most enjoyed the depiction of life from years ago that was different, yet so much the same. Please search out an edition from a reputable publisher even if you have to pay. It’s a book worth reading!