Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship

In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated : Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Cunning Daughter & the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family

Book - 2016
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Widowed Lady Susan Vernon arrives unannounced at her brother-in-law's estate to escape from rumors about her circulating through society, and decides to find husbands for herself and her daughter, in an adaptation of Jane Austen's early unpublished work,"Lady Susan."
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
ISBN: 9780316294126
Characteristics: viii, 276 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Love and friendship


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Jane Austen's funniest novel is also her least known-until now. A sharp comedy of manners set in the 1790s, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP centers on Lady Susan Vernon: impossibly beautiful, charming, witty, and completely self-absorbed. Recently widowed, Lady Susan arrives, unannounced, at her brother-in... Read More »

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Feb 22, 2020

After watching the film "Love & Friendship", I got the book and really loved it. It's a different take, as it is a relative defending Lady Susan, but I really enjoyed it. If you like this book, then you would probably like Waugh and some other witty others.

Oct 25, 2018

I loved this book! Any Jane Austen fan will enjoy this clever rendition from her "Lady Susan" novella. Whit Stillman is at his witty best! Dialogue is hilarious and deceptively clever. I totally recommend the movie also, as it is an amazing adaptation; well cast and beautifully filmed. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys 18th century period drama, and great character development.

Aug 07, 2016

I hope the movie is better than the book - I found this pretty dull reading (best part was JA's authentic version in the appendix)


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