Lady Susan by Jane AustenLady Susan by Jane Austen

Lady Susan

byJane Austen

Paperback | November 8, 2005

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Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight Austen enthusiasts with its wit and elegant expression.
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens l...
Title:Lady SusanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:November 8, 2005Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486444074

ISBN - 13:9780486444079

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book Review: Lady Susan, by Jane Austen Austen fans will delight in this quick, witty and delectable read. Lady Susan is one of Austen’s earliest works and a true indicator of brilliant masterpieces to follow. I chose this read as part of my Everything Austen Challenge- and I’m so glad I did! It consists of 41 letters exchanged between family members- revolving around this infamous Lady Susan. A stunningly elegant beauty, embracing the most treacherous of characters, Lady Susan is capable of maneuvering and swaying others (specifically the opposite gender) into believing the very best of her… At a mere 71 pages, the letters don’t skip a beat in keeping you entertained and totally involved in the plotting of Lady Susan’s twists and deceptions. Claiming that all the females in her family are against her, she confides solely in her friend Mrs. Johnson, who is equally as conniving as she is. Lady Susan becomes involved with more than one gentleman and decidedly rips apart relationships of sorts in trying to gain the admiration and infatuation of at least three of these. In the middle of all this scheming, and affected by it all are; her daughter (to whom she shows no care of any sort); her brother and sister-in-law (who catch-on to who she really is); her sister-in-law’s brother (who falls in love with her) and parents (who are bereaved by it all)…to name a few. All in the name of what you ask? Being a coquettish pro, Lady Susan desires freedom to flirt while respectfully mingling in society, enhanced by the cherishing comforts of wealth within a marriage (…and preferably to a man who’d be oblivious to it all). If you’re in need of a quick Austen fix, I recommend you read this. You won’t be disappointed. Loved it!
Date published: 2009-09-22