Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon

Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon[Download] ✤ Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon ➸ Jane Austen – La città di provincia le chiacchiere misurate dei salotti le ferree regole e convenzioni dell’universo piccolo borghese in ueste tre brevi opere gli ingredienti per entrare nello straordinario mond La città The Watsons, PDF ✓ di provincia le chiacchiere misurate dei salotti le ferree regole e convenzioni dell’universo piccolo borghese in ueste tre brevi opere gli ingredienti per entrare nello straordinario mondo della Austen ci sono tutti La protagonista di Lady Susan frizzante romanzo epistolare è una donna energica intelligente senza scrupoli che si diverte a giocare con i sentimenti degli uomini Ne I Watson Emma coraggiosa e arguta eroina vede le sue ambizioni matrimoniali frustrate dalla povertà e dall’orgoglio Infine Sanditon ambientato in una località marina di villeggiatura presenta una straordinaria galleria di personaggi ipocondriaci osservati Lady Susan, PDF \ con occhio divertito e scettico Il Settecento inglese della borghesia di provincia delle buone maniere del matrimonio come aspirazione suprema Jane Austen ha saputo dipingere il suo tempo con grazia ed eleganza ma ne ha lasciato accuratamente emergere con le stesse armi tipiche di uei salotti – arguzia bon ton ironia – gli aspetti più retrogradi rivelandosi pur tra le pareti domestiche donna di spirito e femminista ante litteram L’incredibile varietà di sfumature psicologiche e i rapporti sociali scandagliati con maestria ci consegnano tre deliziosi racconti di grande fascino e assolutamente attuali. OH YES ANOTHER AUSTEN FIX JUST WHAT I NEEDED✨ Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019✨ ✨✨A book published posthumously✨✨When researching for this years Popsugar Reading Challenge there was no doubt in my mind that I had to read one of Jane Austen's posthumous novels because she is a favourite author of mine Luckily I found this gem which contains 3 of her posthumous novels Lucky me I say Blurp The Watsons is the unfinished story of Emma Watson who returns home to her family after being fostered by an aunt and now has to re auiant herself with her family Lady Susan is an epistolary novel about the newly widowed Lady Susan who is on the prowl for a second advantageous marriage Sandition follows the life of a wide cast of characters in an up and coming seaside townTHE THINGS I LOVED 🧡Jane Austen 🧡 From the very first sentence I felt at ease and at home Austen's writing is so witty up beat and so utterly recognisable that it felt like rediscovering an old acuaintance The variety The known Austen novels all pretty much follow the same pattern and the same topics These three however truly showed the variety of Austen's genius They were so different in not only writing and subject but in feeling and sentiment as well It truly showed me that had the world not lost this formidable woman so early we could have had many delightful and insightful books from her handLady Susan This book in particular was a deviation from the usual Jane Austen novel We are used to Austen's heroine's being witty bright righteous and kind Lady Susan however was none of these things She was cold calculating manipulative and a flirt But also her circumstances were different from teh usual virginal Austen women Lady Susan was widow with a teenage daughter And then of course there was the style that this book was written in letters uite different from any other Austen novel I congratulate you and Mr Vernon on being about to receive into your family the most accomplished couette in England Mr De Courcy Lady Susan The Watsons My favourite of this collection was without a doubt the unfinished The Watsons simply because it had all the makings of a classical witty and romantic Austen book Emma Watson was witty bright kind and beautiful She moves in good society has many sisters and the attention of some admirable men each in their own way I so wish this novel had been finished Luckily Austen had actually told her sister Cassandra how she intended the book to end and I can only say that reading what she imagined would happen only made me wish even that she had actually gone through with itFOLLOW MY BLOG FOR MORE BOOK GOODNESS Why don’t people talk about Lady Susan ? I mean I know it’s Jane Austen but I still didn’t expect it to be this brazenly fun The Watsons and Sanditonsurprised by how depressing these were to read I thought I’d steeled myself to the idea of them being fragments but turns out I hadn’t fully Still thoroughly enjoyable and I’m glad to have these characters now populating my head but mostly they just made me sad and resentful of Regency era medicine But at least now I can watch the new Sanditon adaptation which promises to be decadently terrible 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 knowledgeableI have now read almost but not uite 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 suicideShe may well have been right to abandon The Watsons as it is a bit samey PP all over again but oh boy would I have loved to read Sanditon There are all the signs of a fascinating take on the changeover from visiting friends or family or being formally introduced to their friends and family to the commercial business of tourism Watching the absurd miniseries prompted me to reread Sanditon It's not a book I know well because reading it usually makes me sad knowing why she didn't finish it This time for some reason I did not have that reaction Perhaps I can thank the miniseries What I chiefly noticed is how funny it is and how razor sharp its insights about people Nor am I the first or the last person to notice the irony of Austen already suffering from the mysterious illness that would kill her is spending her last months on earth imagining energetic hypochondriacs at a health spa Well irony She was always good at that It's a pity Jane Austen couldn't finish this novel It seems so promising It got my whole attention from the first chapter Peculiar interesting and amusing characters along with that splendid coast A delightful reread 3 starsThis book contains 3 Jane Austin novels Lady Susan The Watson's and Sanditon Sanditon is the reason I got the book and being truthful the only story I have read at least so far and it probably will remain that way Jane Austen books are not my favorite classics and I find that my mind will wander while reading her works However watching movies or TV adaptions of historical works I do enjoy But staying with my past performance I do like to read the book prior to watching the adaptation This was Austen's last manuscript unfinished Critics remark that this writing style is very much different from Austen's normal style and has an open and modern feel in reference to her other novels Not being a fan of Austen I cannot comment whether or not this is the fact It is hard to really like any of the character in Sanditon It is reasoned that Austen already ill did not want to leave her loving characters which she often idealized way past the book she wrote them into so made them unlikable In addition health is a major theme in this book as reasoned to be because of her own failing health This novel also tends to the new not the old and established that most of her other novels are settled in Having adapted other Jane Austen novels to film experienced Jane Austen adapter Andrew Davies completes Sanditon for viewing Austen wrote 11 chapters then titled 'Brothers' and put her work aside before her death Davies finished the story out basing it on the town Sanditon for an 8 episode PBS Masterpiece series 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 the first two finished and published and of course where the two unfinished works were headed There were general historical and biographical discourses as well It was helpful and gave me a good set up to understanding before I dove into the stories themselvesLady Susan is a uick read as it is novella length and told in the epistolary format While limiting and probably the reason for this being the last of her books to use the format it was a curious work Lady Susan carries several uniue elements not the least is the nature of the protagonist Lady Susan She is a dark manipulative woman who still manages to coax the reader into laughing with her and enjoying her outrageous exploits I found her so very uotable I also found that this darker dangerous and titillating story showcased the author's repertoire to be wider than her published novels would indicate Lady Susan felt like a prototype of such sparkling witty heroines as Elizabeth Bennet Emma Woodhouse Marianne Dashwood and Mary Crawford The plot isn't as snappy as the later novels and that epilogue was a rushed piece but I am slightly awed that a young sheltered lady of twenty wrote it since it only hurts by comparison to her later novels and not to literature in generalThis was my first turn at the unfinished The Watsons Oh my heart sorrows a bit not to have the completed story The set up was a good strong one and promised an engaging story with Emma Watson the heroine raised apart from her family and used to genteel circumstances now back in their midst and unsure of her future She is the interest of a high lord and a country clergyman Her inferior family and uirky local characters make for some good humor even if Emma's situation is sobering Yes drat I wanted At least there was the note appended to the end sharing what Cassandra knew of how her sister planned to finish the storyNow on to another unfinished piece but this one sadly was unfinished by the death of the author I would have enjoyed knowing where she was taking this one after the initial set up I always picture Sanditon as Austen's version of the 'summer read' since it is a vacationhealth resort sort of town The characters introduced are fun and uirky like I enjoy in a small townvillage setting The heroine was a moderately engaging one but it was Mr Parker that kept me interested Ah but again I am sad not to have all the storyAll in all this was a satisfying collection I enjoyed the introduction the three short pieces by Jane Austen and found the footnotesexplanations very helpful I would definitely recommend this annotated version to other readers who want to gain some enjoyment and understanding beyond the actual storiesIn switching versions of the book mid stream I lost my earlier uote notes so I copied them and am putting them here53 page 47 220% Where pride vanity unite there can be no dissimulation worthy notice and Miss Vernon shall be consigned to unrelenting contempt Ouch Poor girl0504 page 50 230% She is clever and agreeable has all that knowledge of the world which makes conversation easy and talks very well with the command of language which is too often used I believe to make black appear whiteMrs Vernon's opinion of Lady Susan oO0511 page 64 300% I am not afraid I trust I shall be able to make my story as good as hers If I am vain of anything it is my elouence Lady Susan preparing to outwit her daughter Poor Frederica0511 page 85 400% There is something agreeable in feelings so easily worked upon Not that I would envy him their possession nor would for the world have such myself but they are very convenient when one wishes to influence the passion of anotherWhat a vixen0511 page 90 420% Oh wow The line the line the movie took it right from the novella when Lady Susan tells her friend 'of what a mistake were you guilty in marrying a man of his age too old to be agreeable and too young to die snort0511 page 95 450% What could I do? Facts are such horrid things Alas the wheels have started to come off for Lady Susan 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 uniue 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 and then it just ended I wanted to love Sanditon especially after I thoroughly enjoyed the Pemberley Digital adaptation of it a couple of years ago But OH MY GOD SO MANY HYPOCHONDRIACS I CAN'T DEAL WITH THIS NONSENSE And then it just ended because Austen rudely went and died So yeah Maybe my expectations were too high? And I did enjoy seeing a variety of Austen's writing in one book But on the whole this was fine but forgettable 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 heroinesMy 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 novelsI did not enjoy 'The Sanditons' as much I found it to be full of fussy details and lacking any clear or meaningful storyline I would recommend these stories to a die hard Austen fan but I'm not sure it would interest many other readers 'The Watsons' is really the only story worth merit

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  • Paperback
  • 183 pages
  • Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon
  • Jane Austen
  • Italian
  • 23 June 2014
  • 9788854124523