Love and Freindship

Jane Austen

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804470725


Publication date: 27 September 2023



Jane Austen, one of the nation’s most beloved authors, whose face adorns our currency, surely needs no introduction, but while many are familiar with her groundbreaking novels, and despite lending its name to a film adaptation of Lady Susan in 2016, her burlesque Love and Freindship is an unjustly neglected gem of satirical comedy.

Written when she was still in her teens, Love and Freindship is a fascinating, light-hearted epistolary work that shows Austen’s wit developing into the satirical prowess she is remembered for, and casts the novels with which her name is so associated in a new light.

‘Praise the Lord for making her, and her for all she made!’ — Rudyard Kipling

‘The finest writer in the English language.’ — Philippa Gregory