Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship

Jane Austen


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Discover the origins of Jane Austen's trademark wit and biting observations in these early writings.

With the earliest writing dating from when Jane Austen was just eleven, these stories are a fascinating insight into the polished writer she would later become. Readers familiar with Austen will recognize her characteristic wit and observations of manners and money already present, but these stories are more surprising, bawdy and even unpleasant than the novels which would make her famous.

This edition features the two short epistolary novels Love and Freindship and Lady Susan, as well as a scattering of pieces of writing from Austen's juvenile years. This is a fascinating and vital insight into Austen's wider work, whether you are an Austen fanatic or just have a passing knowledge.

This book is part of a range of highly designed fiction and non-fiction classics. With bold, eye-catching graphic covers by Evi O Studio, this collection aims to introduce a selection of the most celebrated works of the last thousand years to a new audience. Featuring tales of adventure, fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries, feminist writings, and reflections on art, politics, philosophy and the origins of man, this is a small, wide-reaching and essential collection.

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