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Love and Freindship and Other Early Works (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
     

Love and Freindship and Other Early Works (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Jane Austen, Sarah S. G. Frantz
 

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Jane Austen wrote the delightfully silly Love and Freindship and Other Early Works in her teenage years to entertain her family. With its endearingly misspelled title, the collection of brief experimental sketches reveals the making of one of the best-loved authors of British literature.

In "Love and Freindship" and "Lesley Castle," Austen parodies the

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Jane Austen wrote the delightfully silly Love and Freindship and Other Early Works in her teenage years to entertain her family. With its endearingly misspelled title, the collection of brief experimental sketches reveals the making of one of the best-loved authors of British literature.

In "Love and Freindship" and "Lesley Castle," Austen parodies the sentimental and Gothic novels of love at first sight, clandestine elopements, long-lost relatives, fainting, fatal riding accidents, adultery, and castles. In "The History of England," Austen confirms that the only thing children learn in their classrooms are a few dates and some inconsequential, but usually scandalous, details about the personal lives of monarchs. Fundamentally, though, the stories demonstrate the lively mind and ready wit of a teenage girl living in the late eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411428669
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,261,450
File size:
427 KB

Meet the Author

In 1801, George Austen retired from the clergy, and Jane, Cassandra, and their parents took up residence in Bath, a fashionable town Jane liked far less than her native village. Jane seems to have written little during this period. When Mr. Austen died in 1805, the three women, Mrs. Austen and her daughters, moved first to Southampton and then, partly subsidized by Jane's brothers, occupied a house in Chawton, a village not unlike Jane's first home. There she began to work on writing and pursued publishing once more, leading to the anonymous publication of Sense and Sensibility in 1811 and Pride and Prejudice in 1813, to modestly good reviews.

Known for her cheerful, modest, and witty character, Jane Austen had a busy family and social life, but as far as we know very little direct romantic experience. There were early flirtations, a quickly retracted agreement to marry the wealthy brother of a friend, and a rumored short-lived attachment -- while she was traveling -- that has not been verified. Her last years were quiet and devoted to family, friends, and writing her final novels. In 1817 she had to interrupt work on her last and unfinished novel, Sanditon, because she fell ill. She died on July 18, 1817, in Winchester, where she had been taken for medical treatment. After her death, her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published, together with a biographical notice, due to the efforts of her brother Henry. Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

Author biography courtesy of Barnes & Noble Books.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date of Death:
July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:
Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:
Taught at home by her father

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Love and Freindship and Other Early Works (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These are wonderful stories written by Jane Austen when she was just a teenager. Her wit and wisdom shine through these early works. Any Jane Austen fan will find these stories entertaining. They were certainly an indication of great things to come from this amazing author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love and Friendship is an amusing short story. You can definitely tell it is meant to be a parody. This is unlike any of Jane Austen's other works. I definitely reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An early work by Jane Austen. "Freindship" is misspelled repeatedly (deliberately?) as are other words like "releif". Still, very humourous send up of English manners and class behavior of long ago.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really? Freindship? Including on the cover?? I do want to read it but I will never purchase a book that such a simple and common word is misspelled in every instance, especially on the cover. And no self-respecting Jane Austen fan or anyone who fancies reading, will either. Please correct it. Have a nice day.
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I swore it!
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Blue Lighting was writing and drawing the rock. Lyna looked up the sky. She said,"Let's go, Team Magix!" Lyna and other unicorns used the force spell to protect the rock. The flying ponies used the fog to block the view. Earth ponies galloped to carry the rocks. Lyna stopped on the Mount Misty. She flipped through the pages. She read and read. Sweetie annouced,"Looks like we going stay for few days and nights here." Lyna sighed and made a tents for each pony including her. Earth ponies looked for rocks, twigs, leaves to make fire. Unicorns were lookout for any intuders trying to steal the rocks. Back to Rosebud, the villian revealed to be Night Mist,"I guess, they are smart?" She laughed. Her body were grayish pink. Her mane and tail was tattered and dirty brown. She pointed to the darling princess, Rosebud. Rosebud yelled back,"I know they can have it all until you can!" Night laughed evilly,"Do not think.". On Mt. Misty, the morning has arrived. Lyna was wake first to cook up breakfast. Now Team Magix is now restored and they packed up. They went same routine. Midnight said,"Wait, the book that Lyna read last night, i saw it sparkled! I swore it!" Blazin and Nirto was that confused,"What you mean?" Sweetie commented,"Don't worry." Lyna reviced the letter from her father,Skyflare, stated about his day. Now they walked up 3 miles. Rosebud barley ate of her food that she mad it appear. Since she was allowed to make her food, she was not supposed to use her magic to protect. Night sighed in relief,"Now. It is time for ground attack"