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Love and Freindship

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Love and Freindship and Other Early Works, Jane Austen. The Women's Press, 1986.  over art by Suzanne Perkins. 

Vintage softcover. Some very light shelfwear. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

"Love and Freindship is thought to be one of the tales she wrote for the amusement of her family. It was dedicated to her cousin Eliza de Feuillide,known as "La Comtesse de Feuillide." The instalments, written as letters from the heroine Laura, to Marianne, the daughter of her friend Isabel, may have come about as nightly readings by the young Jane in the Austen home. 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 undercuts the title. (wiki)