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The Juvenilia of Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë

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Their most striking similarity was that both produced a considerable body of juvenilia. For both authors this was a period in which to experiment and to develop character and style. Their work moved in very different directions: in her first short burlesques, Jane Austen exhibits a merciless wit as she lampoons human vanities and vices, later sharpened in 'The Three ...more
Paperback, Penguin Classics, 400 pages
Published October 7th 1986 by Penguin Books
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Jen
Nov 28, 2010 Jen rated it really liked it
Jane gets five stars, Charlotte gets three. The stories Jane Austen wrote as a teenager are alomst as funny as her adult work, and I'm sorry that I now really HAVE read everything she wrote. However, though I love Jane Eyre, the stories of Angria written by the young Charlotte Bronte just don't interest me. Too much "man treats women poorly and they love him for it" for me.
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After watching Jane Austen Regrets and reading this book, I feel like I know Jane Austen a lot better. Her Juvenilia is hilarious! Girls fainting constantly and running around not knowing what to do. It was pretty funny. I'm not a huge Bronte fan, do I didn't get very far into her Juvenilia. But I was impressed by how in depth her stories were.
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ehh, why do we want to have everything our favorite author's wrote...their are limits to my appreciation
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Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry
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