Written By: Jane Austen
Read: June 3-6, 2015
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Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. She subverts all the standards of the romantic novel: she has an active role, she’s not only beautiful but intelligent and witty, and her suitors are significantly younger than she is. Although the ending includes a traditional reward for morality, Lady Susan herself is treated much more mildly than the adulteress in Mansfield Park, from Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility, who is severely punished.
This will be a pretty short review for a pretty short book. Lady Susan is a classic novel that is a little less than 100 pages. It is written entirely in letter format, which I really enjoyed. This is actually the first book by Jane Austen that I have read. It may not be one of her most well known works but I really enjoyed it. I understand why her books are so well loved. It was witty and well written. I highly recommend it, especially if you are a newbie at reading classics. Some of them are so long that it can be daunting. This was a quick, easy and fun read.
2015 Reading Challenge- A Book More Than 100 Years Old
Recommended for Fans of: Classics and Historical Fiction
Suggested to Read Next: Emma