Love & Friendship : In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon is Entirely Vindicated - Now a Whit Stillman Film Hardback
*NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING KATE BECKINSALE, CHLOE SEVIGNY AND STEPHEN FRY* With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility and wry social commentary, filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman cleverly re-imagines and completes one of our greatest writers' unfinished works.
Love & Friendship is a sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishly funny treat for Austen and Stillman fans alike. 'IF, LIKE ME, YOU LIKE YOUR AUSTEN SUBVERSIVE, CRUEL, FUNNY AND OUTRAGEOUS, THEN YOU WILL LOVE STILLMAN'S LOVE & FRIENDSHIP' The Times 'LADY SUSAN IS FINALLY GETTING SOME LONG OVERDUE RESPECT' New York Times 'LADY SUSAN REMAINS DELICIOUSLY WICKED' Vogue PRAISE FOR LOVE & FRIENDSHIP - THE FILM 'A RACY DELIGHT' Guardian ***** 'FIND ME A FUNNIER SCREEN STAB AT AUSTEN, AND I'M TEMPTED TO OFFER YOUR MONEY BACK PERSONALLY' Telegraph ***** 'TREMENDOUSLY WITTY' Independent ***** 'MAY JUST BE THE BEST JANE AUSTEN FILM EVER MADE' London Evening Standard ***** JANE AUSTEN'S FUNNIEST NOVEL IS ALSO HER LEAST KNOWN - UNTIL NOW.
Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: meet Lady Susan Vernon, both the heart and the thorn of Love & Friendship. Recently widowed with a daughter who's coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands - and fast.
But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest's wife and the title of 'most accomplished coquette in England', Lady Susan must rethink her strategy. Unannounced, she arrives at her brother-in-law's country estate.
Here she intends to take refuge - in no less than luxury, of course - from the colorful rumors trailing her, while finding another avenue to 'I do'.
Before the scandalizing gossip can run its course, though, romantic triangles ensue.
A SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING JANE AUSTEN'S ORIGINAL NOVELLA AS ANNOTATED BY THE NARRATOR.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 19/05/2016
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781473639836