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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A sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishly 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.
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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Feb 22, 2020

After watching the film "Love & Friendship", I got the book and really loved it. It's a different take, as it is a relative defending Lady Susan, but I really enjoyed it. If you like this book, then you would probably like Waugh and some other witty others.

Oct 25, 2018

I loved this book! Any Jane Austen fan will enjoy this clever rendition from her "Lady Susan" novella. Whit Stillman is at his witty best! Dialogue is hilarious and deceptively clever. I totally recommend the movie also, as it is an amazing adaptation; well cast and beautifully filmed. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys 18th century period drama, and great character development.

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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