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Publisher Comments:

"I am indeed provoked at the artifice of this unprincipled woman."

This high-spirited tale, told through an exchange of letters, is unique in Jane Austen's small body of work. It is the story of Lady Susan, a brilliant, beautiful and morally reprehensible coquette who delights in making men fall in love with her, deceiving their wives into friendship and even tormenting her own daughter, cruelly bending her to her will.

Austen clearly delighted in her wicked heroine—tracing Lady Susan's maneuverings to remarry yet continue on with her lover, and to marry off her young daughter, with great wit, zest and unfailing panache.

This little-known gem, Austen's only epistolary work, is perhaps both her funniest and bitchiest book.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Synopsis:

This high-spirited tale, told through an exchange of letters, is unique in Jane Austen's small body of work. It is the story of Lady Susan, a brilliant, beautiful and morally reprehensible coquette who delights in making men fall in love with her, deceiving their wives into friendship and even tormenting her own daughter, cruelly bending her to her will.

Austen clearly delighted in her wicked heroine--tracing Lady Susan's maneuverings to remarry yet continue on with her lover, and to marry off her young daughter, with great wit, zest and unfailing panache 

About the Author

Jane Austen was an English author whose novels of manners captured, with an early realism, the social forces of the day. Acknowledged as a master of the form, her novels, including Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice, are still widely admired today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935554356
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Austen, Jane
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Art of the Novella
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
6.9 x 5 x .28 in .2375 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Lady Susan (Melville House Classics)
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Product details 96 pages Melville House Publishing - English 9781935554356 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This high-spirited tale, told through an exchange of letters, is unique in Jane Austen's small body of work. It is the story of Lady Susan, a brilliant, beautiful and morally reprehensible coquette who delights in making men fall in love with her, deceiving their wives into friendship and even tormenting her own daughter, cruelly bending her to her will.

Austen clearly delighted in her wicked heroine--tracing Lady Susan's maneuverings to remarry yet continue on with her lover, and to marry off her young daughter, with great wit, zest and unfailing panache 

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