This is an early Jane Austen work, written when she was a teenager
and unpublished during her lifetime. Its a good read for all Austen
fans - you can see her experimenting with the ideas and techniques
that she would later use to better effect. The book is a romance
told in a series of letters, but mocks many of the conventions of
This is a great collection of the early writings of Jane Austen.
As a writer I LOVED reading her rough ramblings. She played with
plot lines and character traits. So this title is not so much a
full story but many snippets of ideas or writing practice. Many of
the shorts contained are rough and unpolished.
The first section of Love and Friendship is a funny, rambling
tale told through letters. Imagine what a soap opera written by
Austen would be like and youll have it. Once youve read this
collection I suggest you try Lady Susan. That one is equally as
Love and Freindship (ei on purpose) is a peek into the working
mind of a classic author. We rarely get this opportunity and I
encourage you to give these samples a read.