Introducing Lady Susan Vernon

Indie Jane hosted my plug for my favorite unsung Austen novel, Lady Susan.

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Introducing Lady Susan Vernon

By IndieJane On August 24, 2012 · 3 Comments · In Friday Fun

I would like to introduce you to my favorite, little known Regency work Lady Susan, by Jane Austen. The most remarkable thing about this short, epistolary novel is how very modern it sounds. Possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871, after Jane Austen’s death, Lady Susan is almost entirely unlike her better-known pieces.

What makes it so different? In modern terms, it is a train wreck. Imagine if you will The Real Housewives of… or The Bad Girl’s Club ‘reality’ shows. Now picture them set in Regency era London. A little hard to wrap your head around perhaps, but it does give you a feel for the book that starts off with a startling character that you love to hate and just can’t take your eyes off.

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