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Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon By Jane Austen Margaret Drabble Lady Susan The Watsons Sanditon Together these three works one novel unpublished in her lifetime and two unfinished fragments reveal Jane Austen s development as a great artist Lady Susan with its wicked beautiful intelligent an
  • Title: Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon
  • Author: Jane Austen Margaret Drabble
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  • Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon By Jane Austen Margaret Drabble Together, these three works one novel unpublished in her lifetime and two unfinished fragments reveal Jane Austen s development as a great artist.Lady Susan, with its wicked, beautiful, intelligent and energetic heroine, is a sparkling melodrama which takes its tone from the outspoken and robust eighteen century Written later, and probably abandoned after her father sTogether, these three works one novel unpublished in her lifetime and two unfinished fragments reveal Jane Austen s development as a great artist.Lady Susan, with its wicked, beautiful, intelligent and energetic heroine, is a sparkling melodrama which takes its tone from the outspoken and robust eighteen century Written later, and probably abandoned after her father s death, The Watsons is a tantalizing and highly delightful story whose vitality and optimism centre on the marital prospects of the Watson sisters in a small provincial town Sanditon, Jane Austen s last fiction, is set in a seaside town and its themes concern the new speculative consumer society and foreshadow the great social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution.
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      Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.Austen lived her entire life as part of a close knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility 1811 , Pride and Prejudice 1813 , Mansfield Park 1814 and Emma 1815 , she achieved success as a published writer She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.Austen s works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th century realism Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew s A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.

    799 thoughts on “Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon”


    1. C poco da fare Jane Austen una specie di sigillo di garanzia Ogni sua opera affascinate e avvincente e coinvolgente anche quelle incompiute Ho apprezzo molto Lady Susan, romanzo particolare nel palinsesto della Austen in quanto scritto sotto forma di epistolario La protagonista diversa dalle eroine cui siamo abituati egocentrica, egoista, vendicativa, ma tremendamente intelligente, sagace e abile nel manipolare l animo altrui Alla fine, direi, tutto bene quel che finisce bene, ma una lettura avv [...]


    2. Remarkable that the grease stained pages found down the back of the sofa or stuffed into a drawer or still on the desktop when Jane Austen died should be so entrancing 200 years later And Margaret Drabble s intro is judicious and knowledgeable.I have now read almost but not quite everything that JA wrote her Juvenilia would make me a completist Horrible word It sounds like some Orwellian newspeak term for someone who goes round co ercing people into committing suicide.She may well have been righ [...]


    3. C qualcosa di piacevole nei sentimenti che si lasciano manovrare tanto facilmente Non che abbia invidia, n vorrei, per nulla al mondo, averne di simili, ma si dimostrano utili quando si desidera influenzare le passioni di un altro Oh, Jane, immensa, incredibile, dolcissima Jane no so cosa darei per avere un altro tuo romanzo, o per poter rileggere tutti i tuoi romanzi per la prima volta Cosa darei, seriamente, non lo so, perch la ricompensa non sarebbe in alcun modo quantificabile Non sono capac [...]


    4. I wanted to love this, I really did I mean, it s JANE AUSTEN, you know And yet, here we are I don t think it helped that I was slightly slumpy when I was reading this and that it therefore took me the better part of four days to get through this 200 page book I wanted to love Lady Susan, because it was such a unique way of telling a story But it was so full of horrible characters that I just came out at meh I wanted to love The Watsons, but it felt like it was speeding along without any depth an [...]


    5. I can t remember where or when I got my copy of this book I vaguely remember getting it cheaply and being happy to have some of Austen s minor works It sat on a shelf for many years, but then I wanted a refresher read of Lady Susan because of the upcoming movie adaption that is whimsically named Love Friendship.Much to my pleasure and surprise, this book had a fascinating introduction of the three works that discussed the background of the stories, speculation about Austen s choice in not having [...]


    6. Tres relatos nicos y que demuestran que Jane Austen desde muy joven estaba destinada a ser una gran escritora El modo de describir su sociedad, costumbres, a oranzas y desesperanzas es inigualable.


    7. Tres porque Lady Susan y Los Watson fueron muy buenos y el mundo se qued sin ellos pero Sandition hizo que quisiera arrancarme los ojos Los Parker son insufribles y Lady Denham me recuerda a alguien igual de fea persona.


    8. Lady Susan Non so come abbia fatto la Austen, ma con il personaggio di Lady Susan ha fatto davvero un mezzo miracolo ha reso simpatica una manipolatrice fatta e finita.Ho molto apprezzato anche la forma del romanzo epistolare, anche se nelle prime lettere ho faticato un pochino a inquadrare i vari personaggiI Watson Giuro che arrivata alla fine ci sono rimasta malissimo Sapevo che era un romanzo incompiuto, e ho cercato di non farmi prendere troppo dalla storia e dai personaggi, ma niente da far [...]


    9. Three unfinished stories are included in this collection Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon , plus a lot of additional reading under the titles of Introduction, Social Background, A Note on the Text, Notes, and Chronology Despite being called the Introduction, I think that chapter might actually be best read after having finished each of the stories It certainly sheds light on story lines and characters, but it s hard to follow without knowing who or what is being discussed I found myself goi [...]


    10. I reviewed each of these separately on my blog Lady Susan is a very short novel less than 100 pages by Jane Austen, considered one of her minor works It was likely written in 1793 or 1794, but it was not published until after her death Lady Susan is an epistolary novel, and it s the only novel I ve read by Austen with a horrid heroine but that s what makes her so interesting.Lady Susan Vernon is a recent widow who had an affair with a married man, whose wife s jealousy, along with her efforts to [...]


    11. Sandition, by Jane AustenUncompleted, Sandition was the last of Jane Austen s work.Another delightful short read by Austen I can t say enough about how much I revel in these brief , yet brilliant works Sandition brought me the light read and humour I desperately needed after the meatier books I last dove into.Sandition, is the name of a new beach resort village in its coming of age Because it is a relatively unknown area in need of new residents, travelers and reputable people the then local ent [...]


    12. This book of Jane Austen short stories was a bit of a mixed bag Lady Susan is interesting because it is experimental due to the fact that it is both written in the form of letter entries and the main character is not one of Austen s usual heroines.My favourite of the stories was The Watsons , an unfinished novel, it s written very much in the style of Pride and Prejudice and if finished would have been a magnificent addition to her six completed novels.I did not enjoy The Sanditons as much, I f [...]


    13. 4 estrellasEs dif cil opinar sobre la obra de un autor que est incompleta, m s a n si ese autor del que hablamos es Jane Austen y tenemos 6 novelas con las cuales comparar.De las tres obras contenidas en esta edici n, es Lady Susan la que destaca por lo diferente que resulta su planteamiento protagonizada por una villana, y narrada a trav s de cartas, Lady Susan usa uno de los temas autenistas regalones de la autora la mala madre Los Watson en cambio se apega m s a sus novelas cumbres, sin embar [...]


    14. Reading Lady Susan The Watsons Sanditon you learn some information about living in the Eighteenth Century Also, insight into Jane Austen life and books.Lady Susan is a short story written in the letter literacy format that was popular in the Eighteen Century Lady Susan was a widow who tried to organise marriage for her daughter to a man she does not like However, it did not work out the way Lady Susan wanted Sandition and Watsons are stories that Jane Austen did not complete before she died Howe [...]



    15. This is my current favorite to talk about book, and I wish wish wish that people read it so it would come up frequently in conversations Considering that Austen has six completed novels and this volume has only one completed epistolary novel and two novel fragments, I doubt many readers will cross paths with it It s arguable that Austen herself would not have wanted people reading these works salvaged from her notes and papers, but they are a pleasure It s extremely hard to approach one of the [...]


    16. Lady Susan is a short epistolary novella written by Jane Austen What intrigued me is that Lady Susan really is the most morally bankrupt maybe amoral is better of any of Austen heroines and I use the term heroine loosely here She will think, say and do anything to achieve her means This novella, presented as series of letters, was written by the young Jane Austen, and first published long after her death One surmises that she probably did not intend for it to see the light of day in its present [...]


    17. Muy buenas historias y bastante bien para empezar con Jane Austen Me hubiera gustado saber c mo termina Los Watson y Sandition pero lo que alcanz a escribir fue muy bueno Lady Susan es muy buena historia y diferente a lo que hab a le do, me gust mucho.



    18. I own editions of these works, but this particular collection is worth having for a reason that will make me sound like a wimp the two unfinished novels, The Watsons and Sanditon, are finally, blessedly broken up into paragraphs They only exist in draft form, and previous editors have simply presented the block text Austen left behind Call me a wuss I can t read a 30 page paragraph comfortably Margaret Drabble sympathized with this sentiment and did the work to make these important works readabl [...]


    19. This definitely shouldn t be your introduction to Jane Austen, and imagine it would only be picked up by avid fans like myself having read and reread her six mature completed novels and hungry for Lady Susan, which feels truncated, is a very early epistolary novel, and The Watsons was abandoned and Sandition left incomplete upon Austen s death And incidentally, if you have the version with an introduction with Margaret Drabble, you might want to read it aftewards she gives too much away Lady Su [...]


    20. I am not entirely sure that I read this back in The Day, decades ago, when I was first discovering Austen I certainly bought the book back then But it is only somewhat aged and faded, and not falling apart like the rest of my Penguin paperback versions of Austen All I really remember is the carriage smash that opens Sanditon but I might have read about that elsewhere.So this has been in effect new to me and in fact I saved it for after viewing the new film Love and Friendship , which while it bo [...]


    21. LADY SUSANI haven t ever read a novel in this style before, at least of the 18th century classics, so it was a new experience for me It was certainly a fun read, with me always wondering what would happen next and what the real truth was I loved how it ended, with Lady Susan having the last laugh, in a sense anyway And I can say for certain that Lady Susan is the naughtiest Austen leading lady I ve encountered to date THE WATSONSThis is probably the one I really wish had been finished, cause I t [...]


    22. First read many years ago, probably pre 2012Second read 4 5 December 2016Lady Susan 4 starsFind my review here.The Watsons 3 starsThis one is an enjoyable read, but I can see why Jane Austen herself decided to abandon the project While her humour is clear even from these first few pages, the characters are not as well drawn as her others, and many situations echo parts of her finished novels Still, I am sure that, had she decided to develop it better and finish it, I would have liked it as much [...]


    23. This is the first I have ever heard of these three writings of Jane Austen I have been a fan of her writings for many years and I was surprised to find other stories that I have read Lady Susan was a very curious book, I guess one calls it an epistolary novel, but it was quite different than other writings by Jane Austen I was deeply captured by The Watsons, I would have been delighted even if it had been a complete novel I would have loved to see the end results of such a story that had captur [...]


    24. Sin duda alguna, un libro que fue una grata sorpresa encontrar entre las estanter as de una librer a de mi ciudad Admirar le queda corto a lo que siento por Jane Austen, y poder tener la dicha de leer estas novelas suyas inconclusas es el mayor placer Lady Susan Qu puedo comentar de esta detestable protagonista La hubiera redimido si en verdad se mostrara tal cual es, pero crear tantas redes de mentiras y maquiav licos pensamientos me conducen a no estar satisfecha con su final, que si bien es c [...]


    25. Tre piccoli gioielliQuando Jane Austen scrive il suo primo romanzo compiuto, Lady Susan, che sar pubblicato nel 1871 ad opera del nipote dell autrice, ha solo 19 anni e i grandi capolavori che le concederanno eterna gloria sono ancora lontani anche se non troppo , eppure questo romanzo breve, luminoso e divertentissimo sa gi catturare il lettore e presenta tutte le caratteristiche che di l a poco, affinate e sviluppate, renderanno indimenticabili opere come Ragione e sentimento e Orgoglio e preg [...]


    26. 4 stars for Lady Susan, a hilarious epistolary novella Also highly recommend watching Love Friendship before or after reading to help better understand the plot Since The Watsons Sanditon were unfinished and likely unintended to ever be seen, I hold my star judgement on them I didn t like them, though.



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