Love and Freindship (Sic): And Other Delusions

By Beth Andrews

Jane Austen's tale Love and Freindship, written at 14, is up-to-date in a gleaming satire. additionally contains the original—complete with uncorrected spelling.

Love and Freindship was once written whilst Jane Austen was once simply 14, and foreshadows the clash among ethical legal responsibility and person wish which animates Austen's mature comedic efforts akin to Sense and Sensibility. Now up to date during this gleaming satire, the tale follows Isabel and her daughter Marianne once they attend the theater and stumble upon Isabel's outdated good friend, Laura Lindsay, who offers her magazine to Marianne to learn. it's a revelation to the more youthful lady as she reads of 1 hilarious madcap romantic escapade after one other. there's love in the beginning sight, marriage a similar day, the befriending of one other younger lady as romantic as Laura herself, exaggerated sentiment, and entire forget for the sentiments of others. Havoc necessarily ensues. this is often Jane Austen retold yet maintaining her large potential for laughter and pleasure of the absurd. The publication additionally comprises the Jane Austen model of Love and Freindship within the unique.

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