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Love and Friendship: And Other Youthful Writings

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Pages: 512
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"Jane Austen's brilliantly sophisticated teenage writings constitute her beginnings as a writer. We see in the works in this volume the sheer fun of her early sketches and their ridicule of human foibles, her parody of the absurdities of romance and sentimental fiction, her decision-making over choice of word and incident, her changing attitude towards character and style, and especially her early fascination with wordplay and hidden meanings that reveal her sprightly imagination."
—From the Introduction

From an authoress who has been held in high esteem by many of the great writers and intellectuals of the past two centuries, Jane Austen's early writings are a must-have for collectors and adoring readers alike.

This Edition

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.


Jane Austen:

Jane Austen was an English authoress living from 1775 to 1817. She is best known for her six novels: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion— the latter two published posthumously. She is also the authoress of the epistolary novella, Lady Susan, of two unfinished novels with the working titles, Sanditon, and The Watsons, and of shorter works from her youth that are usually published as a collection of her "juvenilia". Though Jane Austen knew little fame in her own lifetime, appreciation for her novels grew following her death. In the two centuries since, renowned intellectuals and extraordinary events have helped to make her a household name— among these, popular authors including C. S. Lewis, and medicinal prescription of reading her novels for shell-shocked victims of WWI. Her works have been innumerably adapted for film and other media, but many agree that none can do justice to the comedy, tragedy, irony, depth, wit and purity, for which her works are so beloved. If one is to really know Jane Austen, one must read her.

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Excellent Edition!

I own all of Jane Austen's novels in the Penguin Clothbound Classics edition. They are beautiful and include maps besides notes. Jane Austen, of course, is brilliant. I believe her one of the greatest writers who ever lived. Everyone should read her— men, let not the film adaptations scare you away, her novels were written for your enjoyment as well as that of the other sex.