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Lady Susan and Eighteen Other Short Stories by Jane Austen

Lady Susan and Eighteen Other Short Stories by Jane Austen [Kindle Edition]

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NOTE: This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and has been beautifully formatted (searchable and interlinked) to work on your Amazon e-book reader and your ipod e-book reader.

A collection of nineteen short stories by Jane Austen. Much of this material was written when she was a teenager for the amusement of friends and family. The spellings of the original manuscripts have been preserved.

This edition includes the following stories:

- Lady Susan (the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engages in affairs and searches for suitable husbands for herself and her young daughter)

- Love and Friendship

- Frederic & Elfrida

- Jack & Alice

- The Three Sisters

- Lesley Castle

- The Watsons

- Sanditon

- The Plan of a Novel

- The Beautifull Cassandra

- Amelia Webster

- The Visit

- The Adventures of Mr. Harley

- Detached Pieces

- The History of England

- A Collection of Letters

- Scraps

- Evelyn

- Light Verse

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 478 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ignacio hills press (TM) and e-Pulp Adventures (TM); 1st edition (17 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00183UMOM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #119,290 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different 3 May 2013
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If you like Jane Austen, you'll love these. It's so nice to find something else from this wonderful author. Don't expect them to be like the other stories that we know and love, as they are quite different. Read them for what they are, but enjoy the experience of finding a secret stash of short stories from beyond the grave!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jane Austen's Other Works... 29 July 2012
By D. S. Thurlow - Published on
English author Jane Austen is justly famous for her six completed romance novels, all still in print and beloved by her fans. Austen started writing at an early age and continued to experiment with her writing style until the last weeks of her relatively short life. This volume contains her juvenile writings, some of which are quite promising, her poetry, and two novels that she started in adulthood but did not finish.

Of the so-called juvenilia, the most interesting might be the short novel "Lady Susan", told through a series of letters and featuring an attractive but selfish woman who delights in manipulating and exploiting her many male suitors. Lady Susan is not above stealing beau from her own sister and even her own daughter, and the major suspense of the novel is whether she can ever be held to account for her scheming ways.

The two incomplete novels offer a window into Jane Austen's writing processes. "The Watsons" was reportedly begun in 1804 but allegedly put aside after the death of Austen's father. However, some Austen scholars have suggested the story was a literary misfire because Austen had written her plot into a corner. Readers can judge for themselves. The second incomplete novel is called "Sanditon", begun by Austen in early 1817 when she was already in failing health. It was left incomplete at her death a few months later. The basic story has a promising start; readers are welcome to speculate on how it might have ended.

"Lady Susan and Eighteen Other Stories" is highly recommended to fans of Jane Austen, who may be hungry for additional reading material after finishing her novels.
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not enough 24 Jun. 2014
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Contains multiple shorts unfinished by Austen, much to my dismay. Then writings submitted to her or to her sister or father. Just not enough Jane, sadly.
4.0 out of 5 stars Buddie's Mom 30 Dec. 2013
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Jane Austen at her best .... slap slap to society fops ... Lady Susan would be "Lady" Susan in any age ...
5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Austen's work is always worth reading 23 Mar. 2013
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Being a Jane Austen fan and enjoying reading her major works repeatedly, I can also enjoy the short stories she wrote as a young girl. These short stories don't have the in-depth characters or intricate story lines, but they are amusing just because they were written by Jane Austen!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 23 July 2014
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life as a governess in the 1800s very good
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