Love and Friendship: And Other Youthful Writings
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
"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.
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.
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.