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Jane Austen's Beginnings: The Juvenilia and Lady Susan (Nineteenth-Century Studies)

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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published March 28th 1989 by Univ of Rochester Pr (first published March 1989)
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Feb 13, 2015 Kirk rated it it was amazing
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Speaking of Jane Austen's Victorian descendants....Hugh McKellar says about Lady Susan:

"For the peace of mind of all concerned, Lady Susan had to be declared a cuckoo in the Austen nest, with her existence explicable only on the assumption that her creator had not yet put away childish things" -Hugh McKellar pg 206
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Sep 02, 2007 Cheryl Klein rated it it was amazing
As Emma Thompson points out in the SENSE AND SENSIBILITY SCREENPLAY AND DIARIES, Jane Austen's juvenilia reads like Monty Python -- one pretension-puncturing nonsequitur after another. It's hilarious, and instructive too, to see her working out her themes and voice and developing her plot structures.
Apr 03, 2007 Julia rated it liked it
Austen as a teenager...very, very different than her later stuff, and clearly immature, but also very funny.
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