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Love and Freindship : And Other Youthful Writings (Paperback) (Jane Austen)

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Austen’s hilarious early stories and sketches—complete with her delightfully quirky spelling habits—now collected in one gorgeous clothbound volumeJane Austen’s earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven-years-old, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work. But it is also a product of the times in which she grew up—dark, grotesque, often surprisingly bawdy, and a far cry from the polished, sparkling novels of manners for which she became famous. Drunken heroines, babies who bite off their mothers’ fingers, and a letter-writer who has murdered her whole family all feature in these highly spirited pieces. This edition includes all of Austen’s juvenilia, including her “History of England” - written by a 'partial, prejudiced and ignorant Historian and the novellaLady Susan, in which the anti-heroine schemes and cheats her way through high society. With a title that captures a young Austen’s original idiosyncratic spelling habits and an introduction by Christine Alexander that shows how Austen was self-consciously fashioning herself as a writer from an early age, this is a must-have for any Austen lover.
Number of Pages: 446.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Friendship
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Jane Austen
Language: English
Street Date: February 16, 2016
TCIN: 50242333
UPC: 9780141395111
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3556

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