I have to admit, I'm a total Austen fan. I was first bitten by the bug in about seventh grade when I happened on a paperback version of "Pride and Prejudice". I've read it several times since then, and it never seems to get old. Amazing, since her work that was written in the 1800's -- but her wit and themes are timeless.
I recently finished reading "Lady Susan", the only Jane Austen work I hadn't read. If you haven't read it, it's a novella told in letters about a scheming society widow and her daughter that she's anxious to marry off to a rich man.
The recent book "Love and Friendship" is based on the character of Lady Susan and is a bit more sympathetic to her and her maneuvers through society. *
And now, to feed Austen lovers appetites, a movie version of "Love and Friendship" is being released. If you're a fan, you may enjoy reading this article about the movie.
Are you a Austen fan? Which book got you hooked?
*Has anyone read "Love and Friendship"? If you have, what did you think?
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