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    Lady Susan

    by Jane Austen

    Book Description

    Northanger Abbey depicts the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of gothic novels. Their romantic excess and dark overstatement feed her imagination, as tyrannical fathers and diabolical villains work their evil on forlorn heroines in isolated settings. What could be more remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England? Yet as Austen brilliantly contrasts fiction with reality, ordinary life takes a more sinister turn, and edginess and circumspection are reaffirmed alongside comedy and literary burlesque.
    Also including Austen's other short fictions, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon, this valuable new edition shows her to be as innovative at the start of her career as at its close.

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    Review of Lady Susan by Jane Austen
    4.5 out of 5
    Incrediable Book
    For the first time, I encountered this book when I worked at Quizlet Live and wrote an essay for a student from the Faculty of Arts. This book can not but please.Lady Susan really stands out from the author's work. Unlike her other heroines, she is not sympathetic and certainly not naive or impetuous. I'm glad I did not read it like Northanger Abby in my early 20s, but much later. At the beginning I also found Emma rather unfriendly how self-righteous she plays with the fate of her friends and acquaintances! But as I got older, I got understanding, both for her boredom, and her well-intentioned intentions. This one can not put Lady Susan under the best of intentions. She too is tactful and manipulated, but always with her own well-being in mind and completely blind to the needs and desires of her fellow human beings, especially her daughter, whom she abhors because she does not resemble her except that she too is very pretty, but after her father comes. Duplicity and intrigue are fun, but you can not like Lady Susan. Since her opponent, her sister-in-law with the listener has much easier, as well as Frederica, which put in a bad light, Lady Susan in her letter, extremely hard.
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    on December 07, 2018
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