Love and Friendship

Written by:
Jane Austen
Narrated by:

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2011
1 hour 10 minutes
Love and Freindship [sic] is a juvenile story by Jane Austen, dated 1790, when Austen was 14 years old. Love and Freindship (the misspelling is one of many in the story) is clearly a parody of romantic novels Austen read as a child. This is clear even from the subtitle, “Deceived in Freindship and Betrayed in Love,” which neatly undercuts the title.

Written in epistolary form, it resembles a fairy tale as much as anything else, featuring wild coincidences and turns of fortune, but Austen is determined to lampoon the conventions of romantic stories, right down to the utter failure of romantic fainting spells, which always turn out dreadfully for the female characters.

In this story one can see the development of Austen’s sharp wit and disdain for romantic sensibility, so characteristic of her later novels.
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This story was hilarious.

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The narrator was truly adorable. The story was so different from any other Jane Austen book that I think I didn’t love it.

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Brad D.

A decent listen that I don't regret. It didn't really pull me in, but with this short of a book it was enough draw for me to finish it.

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Excellent reader and an interesting book. Jane Austen at her ironic best.

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I get author was very young when she wrote this one, but as far as an Audio Book, really short story

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