Lady Susan by Jane AustenLady Susan by Jane Austen

Lady Susan

byJane Austen

Mass Market Paperback | February 28, 2017

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'Of what a mistake were you guilty in marrying a Man of his age! - just old enough to be formal, ungovernable and to have the Gout - too old to be agreable, and too young to die.' The scheming and unscrupulous Lady Susan is unlike any Austen heroine you've met in this fascinating early novella. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon ...
Title:Lady SusanFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.4 × 3.9 × 0.5 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241251338

ISBN - 13:9780241251331


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read Lady Susan is unlike any of Austen's other protagonists. The story is told through various letters written by each character. Lady Susan is a highly intelligent and beautiful lady who manages to attract every male who crosses her path, and make enemies of every lady. What makes this story so interesting is the contrast between her own letters, where she portrays herself as a loving and doting mother with an obstinate and disobedient daughter, and how every other character views her.
Date published: 2017-07-25