Amor e Amizade

Amor e Amizade

Jane Austen / Dec 11, 2019

Amor e Amizade This collection of the early works of Jane Austen uniquely displays the emerging talent of a brilliant and observant young woman Completed before Austen was fifteen the works are astonishing in their

  • Title: Amor e Amizade
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • ISBN: 9789721056824
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This collection of the early works of Jane Austen uniquely displays the emerging talent of a brilliant and observant young woman Completed before Austen was fifteen, the works are astonishing in their maturity Blending the exuberance of youth with the sharp wit and devastating social criticism of her later novels, Love and Friendship is a collection not to be missed.

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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.


    1. Letter The FIRST is fromMrs. M Faerie to M. Janry 1st -- 2016My Dearest M. ,I write this to you not in praise of a worthy book - though it is indeed worthy - but instead as a dire warning. I cannot in good conscience give you this warning beforehand, instead, for you to fully understand the necessity of said warning, I must start at the beginning.My day began like most others, awakening in the Fae Manor to a quiet house long before the sun would kiss the clouds. But today, I was determined to pu [...]

    2. In order to enjoy this book, you have to know a few things. First, Jane Austen wrote this compilation of short stories between the age of 11-18 to entertain her family. The main stories were written when Jane was 14-15 years old. Moreover, the "Laura" story was written as a parody of the romantic notions of the time. I say this b/c when I started the book, I found the characters to be silly, foolish, overly-emotional, overly-dramatic nitwits. I couldn't believe this was Jane Austen, so I did som [...]

    3. I'm sad to say this might be my favorite Austen. I love P&P and S&S, but this bit of juvenalia is a scream. 14 year old Austen parodies the sentimental novels of the time quite deftly. My friend Jean and I loved this book so much in grad school we would sign cards to each other "love and freindship (sic)." Before I walked down the aisle at my wedding Jean stuck her head in the door and said "don't faint." (This is the book with the famous quote "run mad if you chuse, but do not faint.")A [...]

    4. Though uneven of course, "Love and Freindship [sic]," an epistolary story, is hilarious with its constant mentions of sensibility, its unnecessarily despised fathers and the young-lady heroines who are also petty thieves. (Oct 3, 2012)Who changed the spelling of the title? (And I mean the cover of my download, not something done by a GR librarian.) That is not how Jane spells "friend" and it was spelled 'her' way when I opened it last year. Anyway while the quality (or the novelty) of the "lett [...]

    5. Tinha talento para a comédia a jovem Jane Austen. Totalmente hilariante. Valeu a pena ter lido. Vale a pena conferir e conhecer os seus primeiros manuscritos

    6. This collection of Jane Austen's juvenilia incudes the titular story, "Lesley Castle" (both of which are experiments in the epistolary novel form), "The History of England", "First Act of a Comedy" and various fictional letters. All of the works in the collection are worth reading. "Love and Freindship", with its multiple deaths, illegitimacy and fainting fits, is a very silly satire on the sensibility evident in novels of the period. "Lesley Castle" is rather more confusing because of its multi [...]

    7. Beware of swoons Dear Laura A frenzy fit is not one quarter so pernicious; it is an exercise to the Body and if not too, is I dare say conducive to Health in its consequences---Run mad as often as you chuse; but do not faint-My edition included the juvenile epistolary works of Jane Austen, including,Love and Freindship, Lesley Castle, The History of England, Collection of Letters, and "Scraps." Although I wouldn't recommend a new reader to Austen starting with this collection, it does give us in [...]

    8. As a rule, I'm confounded by Austen novels, but decided to pick up one of her shortest and give it a whirl. Mistake! I didn't get this one either: I found it heart-wrenchingly tragic, but per she wrote it at age 14 to mock romance books. I henceforth return to relishing Austen via British cinema, and blame my sappiness here straight on Bollywood :)

    9. “This was too cruel, to unexpected a Blow to our Gentle Sensibility - we could not support it - we could only faint.”I think I sprained both eyeballs from rolling them so hard and so frequently at this story. Which was most likely the point. Ms. Austen’s objective in writing this story at the tender age of fifteen was to convey that, for the most part, teenagers are kind of terrible. Or at least, that’s what I got from it. She made her point and made it well, but I can’t say that I enj [...]

    10. «onde aprendeste tamanho despropósito e palavreado? Suspeito que tenhas andado a ler romances!»Quando penso que Jane Austen escreveu este livro com apenas 15 anos e pondero na audácia e inteligência envolvidas em tal feito, na sua capacidade de ver mais além, de ultrapassar convenções e conveniências sociais, expondo-as ao ridículo, parece-me que não merece menos de cinco estrelas. No entanto, olhando para o livro objectivamente, pelo trabalho literário que é, não me parece justo p [...]

    11. Jane Austen's juvenilia. The first of them written at age 14. The sharp eye for what's really happening, the ear for dialog, the unfailing BS meter, the wit that goes to the bone, the rapier-edged turns of phrase, the snobs, the buccaneers, the fortune-hunting jilters, even the names that will reappear attached to some of the most memorable characters in Eng lit--Dashwood, Annesley, Crawford, Willoughby. You can glimpse the incipient Lady Catherine, Lydia Bennett, Mrs. John Dashwood, lots of fun [...]

    12. Três contos, sob a forma epistolar, escritos para entreter a família Austen:"Amor e amizade: desiludida na amizade e traída no amor" - Com este dramático título, cabe-nos ler uma paródia cheia de meninas que desmaiam por emoções tão fortes como o reencontro de dois amigos que se tratam por "meu anjo" e "minha alma", ou por outros eventos, como a morte dos seus adorados maridos. A jovem Jane Austen, com 14-15 anos, mostrava já uma evidente sensibilidade e perspicácia para capturar as r [...]

    13. I've always seen Jane Austen as an intimidating author, not from her style but by how everyone raves about her. She is the supposed grandmother of romantic drama, better known as chick lit, and most people say she is their favourite author for a number of reasons. I have never read anything of hers before nor have I seen any of the movie adaptions from her works, I did dabble in Emma for my High School course but at the time I found the book so thick that I knew there was no way I was going to b [...]

    14. After being a little disappointed with Austen's The Beautifull Cassandra, I was hesitant to try her more of her juvenilia, but this collection alleviated that fear. I can assure you dear, sensible readers that all three stories are delightfully bonkers.In Love and Friendship, our heroine Laura marries Edward against his father’s wishes, thus forcing the lovers to run away. Laura’s fate is overwrought with the dangers of loving and swooning too much so naturally several sudden and inexplicabl [...]

    15. There didn't seem to be much of a point to this book, though I don't think Jane ever expected it to be published. I've noticed that all but the 1 or 2 main characters of each of her novels are complete assholes. However, I've only read L&F, P&P and am currently reading S&S, so maybe this is not a true pattern in her writting. I'll know better once I've read them all I suppose.

    16. The title's spelled wrong! (It's Freindship as fourteen year old Jane spelled it.) Juvenilia, epistolary form, and a satire of Gothic romances, this book is priceless for the Austen fan. "Run mad as often as you chuse; but do not faint --"

    17. Avant de parler du livre, il faut rappeler que c'est une œuvre de jeunesse de Jane Austen. Elle l'a écrit à 15 ans, juste pour amuser et distraire sa famille. Il n'était pas destiné à être publié.J'ai trouvé ce court roman épistolaire drôle. Jane s'y moque des romances publiées à l'époque. Sa plume satirique brosse le portrait de personnages caricaturés au point d'en être ridicules. Les événements racontés sont invraisemblables (comme le mariage ultra-rapide de Laura, la mort [...]

    18. No es un libro fácil de leer. No encontramos aquí a la Jane Austen que admiramos, solo al proyecto de escritora en que se convertiría. Son pequeños relatos, anotaciones, ideas que iba redactando en su juventud, y que solo se comprende su publicación por la escasez de su obra adulta y la repercusión histórica y mundial de la misma. Por mi parte, resultan demasiado agridulces. Es cierto que apunta maneras, y que el espíritu de la autora está presente, pero son demasiado repetitivos, irón [...]

    19. 'At M——. we arrived in a few hours; and on sending in our names were immediately admitted to Sophia, the Wife of Edward's freind. After having been deprived during the course of 3 weeks of a real freind (for such I term your Mother) imagine my transports at beholding one, most truly worthy of the Name. Sophia was rather above the middle size; most elegantly formed. A soft languor spread over her lovely features, but increased their Beauty—. It was the Charectarestic of her Mind—. She was [...]

    20. When I consider that Jane Austen wasn't even 15 years old yet when she wrote this, it is an amazing book. It doesn't take long to catch onto the fact that this is biting SATIRE- from a 14-year-old!- mocking over-melodramatic romance novels. It starts as a letter from Isabel to her dear friend Laura, begging her to disclose the unhappy story of her life to her daughter Marianne as a cautionary tale. Laura complies in a series of letters to Marianne, and a more convoluted life history would be har [...]

    21. Love and Freindship is Jane Austen's juvenilia written between ages 11 and 18. I'll let that sink in for a moment. She wrote some of these stories at 11, and quite honestly, they are absolutely hilarious. It has romance, death, scandal, fainting, and more!The story is told in the epistolary form, and it makes it all the more impressive. There are loads of spelling mistakes and random proper nouns (that have no business being capitalized), but that makes the book all the more charming. Even the t [...]

    22. This is another one of Janu Austen's short stories told in the form of letters. This was written when Austen was much younger and I think this really shows in the quality of the writing. There seemed to be very little plot to this story and I found it very boring. Despite being really short it is a very slow read as so little happens. You can really tell that this was written by a younger Austen as it feels very immature. The characters seemed to do a lot of giggling and fainting and came off as [...]

    23. This story is a series of letters between a middle-aged lady and the daughter of her best friend, chronicling the romantic exploits of the elder.It's written for laughs, and it pokes fun at a lot of literary tropes that were common in romantic literature of the day. If you're interested in Austen as an author, she wrote this story as a teenager. Its cool to see how skilled a wordsmith she was, even at an early age. And its easy to see how her this reaction to literature of the day could have fue [...]

    24. Το Έρωτας και Φιλία είναι ένα ευχάριστο σύνολο πρωτόλειων έργων της Jane Austen, τα περισσότερα σε επιστολική μορφή. Αυτή η μορφή της επιτρέπει να αλλάζει διαρκώς το ύφος της, αποδεικνύοντας το ταλέντο της έστω και σε πρώιμη μορφή. Ξεχώρισα τη Λαίδη Σούζαν, μια διασκεδαστική και [...]

    25. Pure girlish silliness. Die hard Jane Austen fans will enjoy reading some of her earliest writingse was 14 when she wrote these short stories which are organized in letter form. I am a big Austen fan, but wouldn't call me die hard, so I enjoyed these, but sometimes the swooning and fainting spells and tragedy of the situations did cause me to roll my eyes. But there is no denying her talent for writing even as a 14 year old.

    26. It's no P&P, but it made me chuckle. Always funny how Austen's stories stand the test of time to remind us that people are ridiculous.

    27. I guess I would give it 3 stars if it was any other author. But for Jane Austen I just can't force myself to do it. So let's call this very strong 3 and give it 4 :) Cheating I know.

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