Love and Freindship: And Other Youthful Writings

Austen s hilarious early stories and sketches complete with her delightfully quirky spelling habits now collected in one gorgeous clothbound volumeJane Austen s earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven years old, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work But it is also a product of the times in which she grew up dark, grotesque, often surprisingly bawAusten s hilarious early stories and sketches complete with her delightfully quirky spelling habits now collected in one gorgeous clothbound volumeJane Austen s earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven years old, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work But it is also a product of the times in which she grew up dark, grotesque, often surprisingly bawdy, and a far cry from the polished, sparkling novels of manners for which she became famous Drunken heroines, babies who bite off their mothers fingers, and a letter writer who has murdered her whole family all feature in these highly spirited pieces This edition includes all of Austen s juvenilia, including her History of England and the novella Lady Susan, in which the anti heroine schemes and cheats her way through high society With a title that captures a young Austen s original idiosyncratic spelling habits and an introduction by Christine Alexander that shows how Austen was self consciously fashioning herself as a writer from an early age, this is a must have for any Austen lover.
Love and Freindship And Other Youthful Writings Austen s hilarious early stories and sketches complete with her delightfully quirky spelling habits now collected in one gorgeous clothbound volumeJane Austen s earliest writing dates from when she wa

  • Title: Love and Freindship: And Other Youthful Writings
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • ISBN: 9780140433340
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Love and Freindship: And Other Youthful Writings”

    1. Love and Freindship was very different from how I thought it would be. I would not recommend going in expecting it to be like the Austen works you already know.This edition is, naturally, a collection of Jane's works as a teenager. It was really entertaining for me personally to see how far she came as a writer.Most of the stories in this book are brief, insensitive, and very degrading to the characters in them, who tend to be silly and make heavily unrealistic decisions.But the writing is still [...]

    2. Love and Freindship [sic] is a compilation of the works of bb Jane Austen, who created the short story collection before it was cool. In three volumes and a short novella from 1787 to c.1794 (Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811), these snippets are skewering, silly, and riotously funny. From her earliest sketches ('Frederic and Elfrida', 'Henry and Eliza', 'The Beautiful Cassandra') to the cynical Lady Susan, there's something absolutely delightful about following the progression of Aust [...]

    3. Not at all what I expected - having read almost all of Jane Austen's adult writing, I knew she was capable of a sly, subtle humour, but her juvenilia is not at all subtle, reading more like Monty Python skits than staid regency entertainment. I'm still gobsmacked by the premeditated malice she gives Lady Susan too; not at all what I expected, but a brilliant surprise.Full review: jennoklikes/post/109094

    4. It is quite incredible to read stories written by teenager Austen, who already had wit, and clear opinions on the flaws of the society, and a critical view of it all

    5. I’m a little ashamed to admit this, but here it goes: I’ve been reading Jane Austen novels and a vast amount of Austenesque literature for over 12 years and this is the first time I’ve read any of her Juvenilia! I’m so exceedingly glad that I finally had the opportunity to do so this past month! To see the early scribblings and youthful effusions of my favorite author is indeed an illuminating and enthralling experience!Since the lovely edition of Jane Austen’s Love and Freindship: And [...]

    6. I was very excited to get my hands on Jane Austen's "Love and Freindship." As a big Austen fan, I was looking forward to this book as it's a collection of Austen's very early writings. It seems like a lot of times we don't get a chance to get to read a lot of things from writers early in their writing life. Unless the author is super famous, most of our reading is limited to whichever books were actually published. Because Jane Austen is such a prolific and famous writer, it's easy to see why so [...]

    7. This glimpse into the teenaged world of Jane Austen needs to be read with the author's age in mind (seventeen years old) and the knowledge that these letters were never intended to be published and critiqued but were written playfully between sisters. I doubt Jane Austen ever imagined anyone would read them (other than her sister, Cassandra) and she had probably forgotten about them at the time of her death, so highlighting their faults--repetition, melodrama etc--seems unfair and irrelevant. I [...]

    8. Jane Austen's younger writings are in no way as full as her complete, full length novels yet her biting prose shines forth; one can see the gem of wit and shrewd character study that she is known for even in these less polished shorter works. It includes 'Lady Susan' which is the basis of the movie 'Love and Friendship'. Or should that be 'Love and Freindship'! This book was hugely entertaining in many places.

    9. My Recommendation: I probably wouldn't buy this set because of the wear and tear issue. That being said, this is a worthwhile read for any Austen lover. There are so many insights into her future beloved characters that you can't help but smile randomly throughout the various stories. I only wish there were additional longer pieces and that we knew how Austen would've completed those she left incomplete. I definitely feel like I'll need to read an Austen novel soon as I've only read fan-fiction [...]

    10. Youthful writings are interesting if you want to see the author's development but apart from Lady Susan, I did not really enjoy these scribblings of the young Jane Austen very much. Something for die hard Austen fans, I believe.

    11. The early writings are just that, early. There is clear intent, but the execution is a little feeble at first. What I love is that you can see her progress. The very beginning pieces are abrupt and read like a pre-teen's writing. Then it begins to mature, and a clear voice becomes more present. Lady Susan is also included in this piece, a book I did not expect to enjoy as much as I did.

    12. I thought this book would be one of the ones I read rather labouriously, instead I flew through its three volumes, enjoying every minute. I am left with the firm conviction, which has been growing in me for a while, that Jane Austen is a genius, and can only be properly understood as the equal in skill to writers such as Shakespeare. Too often misunderstood and underestimated, dismissed as merely the author of romances, there's a lot more to Jane Austen. The work she was producing from the age o [...]

    13. This book was really very interesting! Don't be intimidated by its size (512 pgs) because a sizeable portion of that is textual notes and acknowledgements. The stories themselves are adorable, funny, surprising and a great gage of how naturally talented Ms. Austen was even at a young age. You can even notice the growth in her understandimg and abilities over time. For those interested in reading about or studying Ms.Austen's life, there is a wonderful history and chronology included in the begin [...]

    14. Read Lady Susan before going to see the movie Love and Friendship in theatres. Much better as an epistolary novel than film.

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