Love & Friendship : In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon is Entirely Vindicated - Now a Whit Stillman film, Paperback / softback Book

Love & Friendship : In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon is Entirely Vindicated - Now a Whit Stillman film Paperback / softback

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***THE NOVEL OF THE HIT INDIE FILM***'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' VogueWith 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. 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. 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 *****

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781473639867

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