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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241251331
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $4.99

Lady Susan

Little Black Classics




Glittering with Austen's subversive young imagination, this wicked early novella features a devious, adulterous anti-heroine.

'Of what a mistake were you guilty in marrying a Man of his age! - just old enough to be formal, ungovernable and to have the Gout - too old to be agreable, and too young to die.'
The scheming and unscrupulous Lady Susan is unlike any Austen heroine you've met in this fascinating early novella.
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241251331
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $4.99

About the Author

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

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