×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Lady Susan (Illustrated + FREE audiobook link + Active TOC)
     

Lady Susan (Illustrated + FREE audiobook link + Active TOC)

4.5 22
by Jane Austen
 

See All Formats & Editions

Check out ngims Publishing's other illustrated literary classics. The vast majority of our books have original illustrations, free audiobook download link at the end of the book, navigable Table of Contents, and are fully formatted. Browse our library collection by typing in ngims or ngims plus the title you're looking for, e.g. ngims Gulliver's Travels.

Free

Overview

Check out ngims Publishing's other illustrated literary classics. The vast majority of our books have original illustrations, free audiobook download link at the end of the book, navigable Table of Contents, and are fully formatted. Browse our library collection by typing in ngims or ngims plus the title you're looking for, e.g. ngims Gulliver's Travels.

Free ebooks on the web are not organized for easy reading, littered with text errors and often have missing contents. You will not find another beautifully formatted classic literature ebook that is well-designed with amazing artworks and illustrations and a link to download free audiobook for a very low price like this one. The nominal price of this ebook covers the time and effort in formatting the materials and putting everything together in one place for your convenience. As a reader, you would want everything readily available at your fingertips because you many not have the time, interest or know where to look for your favorite book.

Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. This epistolary novel, an early complete work that the author never submitted for publication, describes the schemes of the main character�the widowed Lady Susan�as she seeks a new husband for herself, and one for her daughter. Although the theme, together with the focus on character study and moral issues, is close to Austen's published work (Sense and Sensibility was also originally written in the epistolary form), its outlook is very different, and the heroine has few parallels in 19th-century literature. Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. She subverts all the standards of the romantic novel: she has an active role, she's not only beautiful but intelligent and witty, and her suitors are significantly younger than she is (in contrast with Sense and Sensibility and Emma, which feature marriages of men who are sixteen years older than their wives). Although the ending includes a traditional reward for morality, Lady Susan herself is treated much more mildly than the adulteress in Mansfield Park, who is severely punished. (Wikipedia)

FEATURES

� Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations
� A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book
� Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book
� Saves space and don�t have to carry a hard copy around
� Offers an easy access and convenience to this classic literary masterpiece for a reasonable price
� Gives a lasting entertainment and values for readers of all ages

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012181978
Publisher:
ngims Publishing
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author known primarily for her six major novels set among the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Considered defining works of the Regency Era and counted among the best-loved classics of English literature, Austen’s books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The latter two were published after her death.

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Lady Susan 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
kcast610 More than 1 year ago
With a lovely sounding title as Lady Susan, who would suspect anyone more wretched a woman and mother as she. This is the first book I have ever read that consisted of a series of letters. I think the format work very well.
Anonymous 7 days ago
She walked in, heihei following.
Anonymous 9 days ago
She walks in. Her skirt sways. She sits on a bench and sings quietly.
Anonymous 10 days ago
A dark figure appeared in the hold. He shoved open the hatch and climbed out. "Hello, Sparrow, Pan, Charming, and all the rest."
Anonymous 11 days ago
The boy walked in on all fours
Anonymous 18 days ago
She walks in wearing a loose light blue mini dress and knee high sock that were pulled up all the way with black flats. She looks around curiously and looks for something to do
Anonymous 19 days ago
He walks in with all his pirate awesomeness and grabs a treat from a table.
Anonymous 23 days ago
"YOU!!" he shouted pointing angrily at meg
Anonymous 23 days ago
Held out her hand and blushed. "Wanna dance...?"
Anonymous 23 days ago
"Im so lame im a vader wannabe and i got beat up by a 17 year old girl who had never heard of a lightsaber the day before!!!"
Anonymous 23 days ago
Sang "M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E"
Anonymous 24 days ago
Walks in. Waves. "I am Groot."
Anonymous 24 days ago
The daughter of Emma Swan (OUAT is disney owned technically) walked around slowly. She wore a red tanktop jean shorts and brown boots. She had blonde hair in a braid. She looked to be 11 or 12.
Anonymous 24 days ago
He went to Belle's room and knocked on her door. " Belle? "
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To some, Lady Susan's actions and self delusion may seem over the top. There is nothing redeemable about her. The trouble is that people like her do exist. Read contributions on forums for Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders! The trouble is that unless you are one of the unfortunate individuals in their firing line, these people ensure the rest of the world thinks they are marvellous. Hats off to Jane Austen for identifying this type of behaviour at such a young age. And of understanding the personalities of the people surrounding them. Her decision to write her story as a series of letters was both brilliant and doomed to failure. The careful choosing of words and saying without saying worked really well at the start, but by midway through, the need for scenes with dialogue overrode a letter's capabilities. Had she returned to this project later in life, she may have worked a way around it, interspersing action with letters. But perhaps that would have negated what she was trying to do. Write the whole thing in the form of letters. She also possibly understood by then that characters like Lady Susan do exist, but they rarely become true heroes of a story because they never or rarely improve because they refuse to ever admit they are in the wrong. Modern psychology says the only way to deal with someone with NPD is to avoid them. From a distance, they (and Lady Susan) can be regarded with pity. It takes a special person to love them. So, while this story was never completed by the author, it remains as a true testament of her insight into people and their strengths and weaknesses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I would never claim that Lady Susan was among my favorites of Jane Austen's works, it was somewhat entertaining. The pains and scheming that Lady Susan went through to get her daughter married to James was interesting to watch. But it was indeed comical to see Lady Susan married to James and Fredrica married to Reginald, who was meant for Lady Susan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago