Lady Susan

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen
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Lady Susan 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 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 months ago
This was a fun little read. Finished it in a day. I only wish something horrible had happened to Lady Susan. She was a terrible person and deserved a huge dose of karma coming her way.
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.
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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.
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The boy walked in on all fours
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year ago
Held out her hand and blushed. "Wanna dance...?"
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year ago
He went to Belle's room and knocked on her door. " Belle? "