Jane Austen's. Love & Friendship. -or-. The Spirit of Jealousy & Perversity of Malice. Adapted from her unfinished Novella. By Whit Stillman. Begun when she was just eleven years old, Love and Friendship is one of Jane Austen's stories that very few readers may have encountered before. Austen. Emma. Jane Austen. This eBook is designed and published by Planet PDF. For more free friend was going only half a mile from them; but Emma was aware that great .. fell in love with him, nobody was surprized, except her brother and his.
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Project Gutenberg · 59, free ebooks · 31 by Jane Austen. Love and Freindship [sic] by Jane Austen. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. Love and Freindship [sic] is a juvenile story by Jane Austen, dated From the age of eleven until she was eighteen, Jane. LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is an adaptation of young Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is produced by Whit Stillman, Katie Holly and.
A few weeks later Philippa is married to a fortune-hunter and Laura and Edward remark at the imprudence and insensibility of her decision. This consists of a dialogue in which the stranger, named Lindsay, tells Laura and her family of his experiences before arriving at their house. I mounted my Horse and followed by my faithful William set forth for my Aunts. Sir Edward marries Lady Dorothea in hopes of gaining her estate. Clair leaves, Laura and Sophia faint. So Edward embarked on a journey to his aunt's house but having taken the wrong direction, ended up at Laura's instead. Augustus and Sophia had also defied their parents and Augustus had run out of the money he had taken from his father's escritoire when he left to marry Sophia.
My Father started—"What noise is that," said he. A third more violent Rap than ever again assaulted our ears. Mary, without waiting for any further commands immediately left the room and quickly returned introducing the most beauteous and amiable Youth, I had ever beheld. The servant she kept to herself.
My natural sensibility had already been greatly affected by the sufferings of the unfortunate stranger and no sooner did I first behold him, than I felt that on him the happiness or Misery of my future Life must depend. Adeiu Laura. He told us that he was the son of an English Baronet, that his Mother had been for many years no more and that he had a Sister of the middle size.
Your Virtues my amiable Polydore addressing himself to my father yours Dear Claudia and yours my Charming Laura call on me to repose in you, my confidence.
No never exclaimed I. Lady Dorothea is lovely and Engaging; I prefer no woman to her; but know Sir, that I scorn to marry her in compliance with your Wishes. Never shall it be said that I obliged my Father.
At that moment, another coach arrives and an elderly gentleman emerges and goes into the inn.
Laura is overwhelmed with the feeling that this person is her grandfather so she throws herself to her knees in front of him and begs him to acknowledge their relation. He exclaims that she is in fact his granddaughter. As they are all embracing each other, a young man appears and the elderly man, Lord St.
Clair, claims he is also one of his grandchildren. Another youth comes into the room and exclaims that he is the grandchild of Lord St.
Clair's fourth daughter. Lord St. Clair writes each of the four grandchildren banknotes and immediately leaves.
After Lord St. Clair leaves, Laura and Sophia faint. When they wake up, both the male grandchildren are gone and so are Sophia and Laura's banknotes. Sophia's cousin, Macdonald, who they first perceive as amiable and sympathetic, offers to take them to Macdonald-Hall.
They ride with Macdonald's daughter Janetta, who is to be wed to Graham, a man Macdonald has chosen, once they return to Macdonald-Hall. Laura and Sophia see through Macdonald's character and no longer perceive him as well disposed.
Austen's continuous ridicule of love at first sight expresses scepticism about the spontaneous feelings and the truth or lack of truth which those feelings possess Walder Here Sophia finds banknotes in a private drawer in Macdonald's library. Laura and Sophia plan to take a banknote or two each time they pass through the room because it would be "proper treatment for so vile a wretch" Austen However, on the day that Janetta escapes, Sophia is caught by Macdonald in the act of stealing his money.
Macdonald verbally reprimands Sophia and in response she informs him of Janetta's elopement as revenge. Laura enters into the library and both women are offended by Macdonald's "ill-grounded" accusations Austen Macdonald tells the women they must leave in half an hour and Laura and Sophia agree to do so.
After walking a mile or so, they settle next to a stream to rest. Sophia expresses distress over the situation Augustus was in when they left. On the road near where they are sitting, an accident causes a gentleman's phaeton to overturn.
Laura and Sophia rush to help and discover it is Edward and Augustus on the ground bleeding.
Sophia faints and Laura shrieks and runs madly about. After more than an hour, Edward regains consciousness and Laura asks what has happened since Augustus was taken to jail.
Edward said he will tell her, but after a deep sigh, dies. The women again become frenzied and finally walk to a white cottage. A widow leads them into her house, where Sophia and Laura meet her daughter Bridget. Next morning Sophia complains of severe pain in her limbs. Gradually, the pain got worse and it turned into a "galloping consumption" or tuberculosis Austen As Sophia dies, she tells Laura that she dies a "martyr to [her] grief for the loss of Augustus" Austen Sophia dies, and Laura takes to walking out of the village.
She gets into a stagecoach which she decides to take to Edinburgh.
As it is dark when she gets in, Laura does not know who she is riding with and becomes upset that the travellers in the carriage fail to speak to her. After Laura tells them that Edward is dead, Augusta realises she is the heiress of Sir Edward's fortunes. The coach stops for the travellers to have breakfast.
Laura seeks out Philander and Gustavus and talk with, but does not ask about the banknotes that disappeared in their presence. At 15, Philander and Gustavus took pounds and ran away.
They divided the money into parcels to be spent on various things. They went to London and spent the money in seven weeks. They joined a theatre and began performing in plays.
Philander and Gustavus went to their grandfather for money and left once they had obtained the banknotes. The journey continues to Edinburgh. Sir Edward decides to give Laura pounds a year because she is the widow of his son. Laura moves to the Highlands of Scotland and lives in "melancholy solitude" mourning the death of her family, husband, and friend Austen Eliza herself was an extremely colorful figure and is thought to have been the illegitimate daughter of the first Governor General of India, Warren Hastings.
She was also a witness to the French Revolution where her husband, the self styled Comte de Feuillide was guillotined. For the young Jane, these events must have been sheer inspiration to a writer's imagination. Love and Friendship takes the shape of an expostulatory novel. Written as a series of letters from Laura to a much younger Marianne who is her friend Isabel's daughter, it is meant to apprise the young and flighty Marianne about the dangers of infatuation and falling headlong into romantic love.
The book offers an early and crucial insight into Jane Austen's style, her wonderful sense of humor and her take on contemporary society.
At times, she portrays events almost in parody form, at others, she is sharp and critical, but as always, the typical Jane Austen brand of gentle, sparkling wit is highly evident.