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Love and Friendship In order to enjoy this book, you have to know a few things First, Jane Austen wrote this compilation of short stories between the age of 11 18 to entertain her family The main stories were written when Jane was 14 15 years old Moreover, the Laura story was written as a parody of the romantic notions of the time I say this b c when I started the book, I found the characters to be silly, foolish, overly emotional, overly dramatic nitwits I couldn t believe this was Jane Austen, so I did som In order to enjoy this book, you have to know a few things First, Jane Austen wrote this compilation of short stories between the age of 11 18 to entertain her family The main stories were written when Jane was 14 15 years old Moreover, the Laura story was written as a parody of the romantic notions of the time I say this b c when I started the book, I found the characters to be silly, foolish, overly emotional, overly dramatic nitwits I couldn t believe this was Jane Austen, so I did some quick research Having discovered that the characters were a parody of the cult of sensibility susceptibility to feelings, emotionalism, sentimentalism , I enjoyed the stories muchAs one website put it Violent and overt emotions substitute for morality and common sense Characters who have this sensibility fall into each other s arms weeping the first time they ever meet, and on suffering any misfortune are too preoocupied with indulging their emotions to take any effective action They use their fine feelings as the excuse for any misdeeds, and despise characters without such feelings Knowing the historical and cultural context made me truly enjoy and appreciate all of the stories Quite clever and funny for such a young writer A quick and fun read for Jane Austen fans When a noble youth arrives unannounced to request the hand of the matchless Laura, it seems their future is one of contentment and bliss that is until his family learn of the marriage and, one by one, they reject the new bride So begins the series of unspeakable events that Laura must confront and overcome, by way of the occasional fainting fit and bout of deliriumTragedy and comedy here go hand in hand as a very foolish young heroine is placed at the centre of Jane Austen s early satire on drawing room society Written as a series of letters, Love and Friendship is a delicious romp through the highs and lows of a young girl s lot in life and a precursor of Austen s later works of genius It is accompanied by The Three Sisters , another expertly crafted epistolary novel, and the brilliant A Collection of Letters which has been described by Fay Weldon as five just about perfect short stories I m sad to say this might be my favorite Austen I love P P and S S, but this bit of juvenalia is a scream 14 year old Austen parodies the sentimental novels of the time quite deftly My friend Jean and I loved this book so much in grad school we would sign cards to each other love and freindship sic Before I walked down the aisle at my wedding Jean stuck her head in the door and said don t faint This is the book with the famous quote run mad if you chuse, but do not faint Also I I m sad to say this might be my favorite Austen I love PP and SS, but this bit of juvenalia is a scream 14 year old Austen parodies the sentimental novels of the time quite deftly My friend Jean and I loved this book so much in grad school we would sign cards to each other love and freindship sic Before I walked down the aisle at my wedding Jean stuck her head in the door and said don t faint This is the book with the famous quote run mad if you chuse, but do not faint Also I find it fascinating to read Austen s early fiction It kind of gives her later books a history Though uneven of course, Love and Freindship sic , an epistolary story, is hilarious with its constant mentions of sensibility, its unnecessarily despised fathers and the young lady heroines who are also petty thieves Oct 3, 2012 Who changed the spelling of the title And I mean the cover of my download, not something done by a GR librarian That is not how Jane spells friend and it was spelled her way when I opened it last year Anyway while the quality or the novelty of the l Though uneven of course, Love and Freindship sic , an epistolary story, is hilarious with its constant mentions of sensibility, its unnecessarily despised fathers and the young lady heroines who are also petty thieves Oct 3, 2012 Who changed the spelling of the title And I mean the cover of my download, not something done by a GR librarian That is not how Jane spells friend and it was spelled her way when I opened it last year Anyway while the quality or the novelty of the letters almost all her early works are epistolary seemed to go down as I read on, I don t really want to rate them, as some are not even completed drafts some mere ideas No writer wants those to be widely read Sept 11, 2013 I didn t reread the witty The History of England, though I remember enjoying it quite a bit when I read it pre GR.I am now an Austen completist This ain t it chief.Stick with the classic novels. Beware of swoons Dear Laura A frenzy fit is not one quarter so pernicious it is an exercise to the Body and if not too, is I dare say conducive to Health in its consequences Run mad as often as you chuse but do not faint My edition included the juvenile epistolary works of Jane Austen, including,Love and Freindship, Lesley Castle, The History of England, Collection of Letters, and Scraps Although I wouldn t recommend a new reader to Austen starting with this collection, it does give u Beware of swoons Dear Laura A frenzy fit is not one quarter so pernicious it is an exercise to the Body and if not too, is I dare say conducive to Health in its consequences Run mad as often as you chuse but do not faint My edition included the juvenile epistolary works of Jane Austen, including,Love and Freindship, Lesley Castle, The History of England, Collection of Letters, and Scraps Although I wouldn t recommend a new reader to Austen starting with this collection, it does give us insight to the youthful writing style that would encourage Jane Austen to become a writer As a reader who fell in love with Austen s writings at the tender age of 13 Sense and Sensibility and as an adult that now owns almost all the adaptations of her novels to the small and big screens, this was incredibly enjoyable It was also absolutely ridiculous Since Austen never really intended for these writings to see a printing press, I feel that there are things we have to overlook, such as, disjointed writing, swooning, and other hysterical dramas I found some Juveniles Kindle editions of Jane Austen Love Friendship was the one I wanted to try next This was about 97 pages which included 2 short stories, Jane s history of the kings Queens of England, collections of letters scraps Love and Friendship isof a rough incomplete thought story but complete enough that you would have liked a book instead of this 30 page story When I was ready this I saw the mature writer Jane Austen trying to tell a story Having read all her no I found some Juveniles Kindle editions of Jane Austen Love Friendship was the one I wanted to try next This was about 97 pages which included 2 short stories, Jane s history of the kings Queens of England, collections of letters scraps Love and Friendship isof a rough incomplete thought story but complete enough that you would have liked a book instead of this 30 page story When I was ready this I saw the mature writer Jane Austen trying to tell a story Having read all her novels including Lady Susan which many say these stories in Love Friendship should have been published instead of that story The similarity between Lady Susan almost all the short stories in Love Friendship is that they are all written epistolary style which I must say I really enjoy I agree that these stories are better than Lady Susan I have read Sense Sensibility and loved that book but had a hard time understanding the Sensibility but these stories had cleared that up for me I know that seem silly that a word being defined in a dictionary but not really understanding what it means It is simple Sensibility means caring, understanding not just for oneself but others that is how it is used in her Juveniles stories Love and Friendship Isabel is imploring her friend, Laura now middle age to give the details of her misfortunes and Adventures of your Life Laura decides to write to her daughter Marianne She gives the history through a series of letters This story is the roughest reminds me of Anne Radcliffe s characters, swooning in need of assistance I really think this would have made a great novel because there is a lot of adventure but too coincidental at parts throughout All these stories seem to have a melancholy endings compares to a happier Austen in her books This was written in 1790 most of her works at this time around 17 years old.Lesley Castle This is my favorite of these stories The humor in this delicious, inways than one This is so like her published adult books but also with a kind of sadness but not as much as Love Friendship Charlotte Margaret are friends and correspond about friends family The History of England Jane tells of the Kings Queens with her dry sense of humor Collection of Letters 5 letters a story in each not related to each other Interesting mix of the working of Austen s mind Scraps a very short play many really short stories Excerpt This is from Love Friendship My Father started What noise is that, said he It sounds like a loud rapping at the door replied my Mother it does indeed cried I I am of your opinion said my Father it certainly does appear to proceed from some uncommon violence exerted against our unoffending door Yes exclaimed I I cannot help thinking it must be something who knocks for admittance This collection of Jane Austen s juvenilia incudes the titular story, Lesley Castle both of which are experiments in the epistolary novel form , The History of England , First Act of a Comedy and various fictional letters All of the works in the collection are worth reading Love and Freindship , with its multiple deaths, illegitimacy and fainting fits, is a very silly satire on the sensibility evident in novels of the period Lesley Castle is ratherconfusing because of its mult This collection of Jane Austen s juvenilia incudes the titular story, Lesley Castle both of which are experiments in the epistolary novel form , The History of England , First Act of a Comedy and various fictional letters All of the works in the collection are worth reading Love and Freindship , with its multiple deaths, illegitimacy and fainting fits, is a very silly satire on the sensibility evident in novels of the period Lesley Castle is ratherconfusing because of its multiple writers and recipients of letters, but is also evidence of Austen s gift for poking fun at the ridiculous The History of England is a wonderfully exuberant race through a number of the kings and queens of England ostensibly told to praise Mary, Queen of Scots and to criticise Elizabeth I I found it laugh out loud funny and in some respects it reminded me of the equally silly but very entertaining 1066 and All That A Memorable History of England In the various letters, characters appear who have names or characteristics which are recognisably those of characters who figure in Austen s mature works There is a Lady Greville, for example, who is a clear precursor to Lady Catherine de Burgh A Willoughby, a Crawford and a Musgrove also make appearances Overall, this a quick, undemanding and very entertaining read For readers who appreciate Jane Austen s novels, it is fascinating to see her gift for wit and satire, her lively mind and her sense of the ridiculous so evident in her teenage writings It is said that Austen used to read her works aloud to her family and it is easy to imagine how much laughter there must have been in the Austen household when Jane shared some of these very silly, but very funny works with her parents and siblings As a rule, I m confounded by Austen novels, but decided to pick up one of her shortest and give it a whirl Mistake I didn t get this one either I found it heart wrenchingly tragic, but per Wikipedia she wrote it at age 14 to mock romance books I henceforth return to relishing Austen via British cinema, and blame my sappiness here straight on Bollywood If you re a Jane Austen fan and haven t read Love I read mine in a collection If you re a Jane Austen fan and haven t read Love Friendship yet, do so It s an absolute hoot Teenage Jane was a Sass Queen It was too pathetic for the feelings of Sophia and myself We fainted alternately on a Sofa This edition isn t the one I had I read mine in a collection


About the Author: Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility 1811 , Pride and Prejudice 1813 , Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815 , she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th century realism Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.


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