Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight Austen enthusiasts with its wit and elegant... show more
Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight Austen enthusiasts with its wit and elegant expression.
Publish date: 2005-11-08
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
It's short, it's unpolished, and the MC is an absolutely conniving bitch. And, oh, my god, it was magnificent. Susan is horrid and also compelling. A fun (yet sadly not that far from reality) caricature of your garden variety sociopathic creature. From the first letter I was laughing at the conv...
This short novella has been a fun read. Mainly because the main character Lady Susan Vernon is a scheming, cunning, manipulating nightmare of a woman and she doesn´t mind one bit. She is the most unlikely Jane Austen heroine you could encounter in one of her books. I did have some issues with it, ...
A novella about the "most accomplished coquette in England", 'Lady Susan' coasts through society either ahead of her reputation, or because of it. The story is told through a series of letters between the characters, the narrative never getting bogged down as the authors of the letters skips from on...
I don't know what the point of this story was except to accentuate how much of an epic bitch Susan was. There didn't seem to be much more to it. Wow, she was just evil.
The novella is hilarious. Lady Susan is the wooorst, but you can't help but cheer for her as she makes sure that everyone does exactly what she would like them to do. I would love to see her go head-to-head with Cersei Lanister or Margary Tyrell. They would eat each other alive, and it would be a de...