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Lady Susan

ByJane Austen

Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the primary focus of this short novel is the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engages in affairs and searches for suitable husbands for herself and her young daughter, the actual action shares its importance with Austen’s manipulation of her characters’ behavior by means of their reactions to the letters that they receive. The heroine adds additional interest by altering the tone of her own letters based on the recipient of the letter. Thus, the character of Lady Susan is developed through many branches as Austen suggests complications of identity and the way in which that identity is based on interaction rather than on solitary constructions of personality.

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Publication Date
Apr 16, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781291388480
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Jane Austen

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EPUB

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