Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship

In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated : Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Cunning Daughter & the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family

Book - 2016
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*NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING KATE BECKINSALE, CHLOE SEVIGNY & STEPHEN FRY*

ACCLAIM FOR THE BOOK: "Lady Susan remains deliciously wicked" ( Vogue ); "Very, very funny" ( New York Times ), "[A] delicately sincere inversion of Austen's amused irony" ( New York Review of Books ); "Quirky and hilarious" ( Publishers Weekly ); "An eccentrically cheeky tribute" ( New Yorker )

A sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishl y funny treat for Jane Austen and Whit Stillman fans alike
Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: Meet Lady Susan Vernon, both the heart and the thorn of Love & Friendship. Recently widowed with a daughter who's coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands--and fast. But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest's wife and the title of 'most accomplished coquette in England', Lady Susan must rethink her strategy. Unannounced, she arrives at her brother-in-law's country estate. Here she intends to take refuge - in no less than luxury, of course - from the colorful rumors trailing her, while finding another avenue to 'I do'. Before the scandalizing gossip can run its course, though, romantic triangles ensue.

A SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING JANE AUSTEN'S ORIGINAL NOVELLA AS ANNOTATED BY THE NARRATOR

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316294126
Characteristics: viii, 276 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817

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Aug 07, 2016

I hope the movie is better than the book - I found this pretty dull reading (best part was JA's authentic version in the appendix)

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