Lesley Castle

Lesley Castle This inspired novella with its outrageous cast of superficial characters brilliantly showcases Jane Austen s comic genius Presented here with A History of England and Catharine As Miss Margaret Lesl

  • Title: Lesley Castle
  • Author: Jane Austen Zoë Heller
  • ISBN: 9781843911159
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • This inspired novella, with its outrageous cast of superficial characters, brilliantly showcases Jane Austen s comic genius Presented here with A History of England and Catharine As Miss Margaret Lesley and Miss Charlotte Lutterell divulge their innermost secrets through a series of letters, each reveals where her true priorities lie if a bridegroom is fatally wounded thThis inspired novella, with its outrageous cast of superficial characters, brilliantly showcases Jane Austen s comic genius Presented here with A History of England and Catharine As Miss Margaret Lesley and Miss Charlotte Lutterell divulge their innermost secrets through a series of letters, each reveals where her true priorities lie if a bridegroom is fatally wounded the night before his wedding, the first concern must inexorably be for the luxurious food that will be laid to waste As one plot gives way to the next, and as the heroines exchange wisdom on adultery, elopement, divorce, and remarriage, they increasingly fall prey to the merciless and lambasting sword of Jane Austen s wit Author of the masterpieces Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Jane Austen is one of the world s best loved novelists.

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    1. Jane Austen Zoë Heller

      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.

    595 thoughts on “Lesley Castle”

    1. HA I LOLed LedOL Whatever Melodrama, made even hilarious by understatement And zingy one liners We are handsome my dear Charlotte, very handsome and the greatest of our Perfections is, we are entirely insensible of them ourselves During our visit, the Weather being remarkably bad, and our party particularly stupid, she was so good as to conceive a violent partiality for me The elegant address of Mr Cleveland, his polished Manners and Delightful Bow, at once confirmed my attachment He did not sp [...]


    2. Incre ble leer a una Austen tan joven, ingenua e irreverente A pesar de que estamos ante un claro caso de rebeld a adolescente con todas sus incoherencias, el libro demuestra que Jane ya desde chica no ten a pelos en la lengua, y sent que estos relatos, algunos inacabados, son los m s honestos y cr ticos de su obra No le perdona nada a nadie, es c nica, es sarc stica, burlona e incluso es ofensiva.Le da con un ca o a todo el mundo, a la sociedad inglesa, a la burgues a, hasta a la realeza Podr a [...]


    3. Nikada ne u oprostiti D ejn Ostin to nije nastavila ovaj roman, smestila njegov deo u Italiju, ispratila Napulj o ima Margaret Lesli i upetljala je u nove intrige sa italijanskim vikontima i proscima Nikada S druge strane, njen pristup temi u prvom licu je tako osve avaju da me ostavio bez daha Nortengerska opatija je bila prose na, ak mo da malo ispod proseka, Gordost i predrasuda je bila korektna, dopadljiva knjiga, mada ni pribli no dobra kao to sam se nadao da e biti.Ali ovo je savr enstvo a [...]



    4. I have shelved this book with my novels It is an unfinished novel, just the beginnings I suspect the subject just limped along too much Too commonplace Though I did laugh out loud, drop my jaw, re read shocking passages, the novel is definitely juvenile and not really workable, or just not worth pursuing Some of the characters are entertaining The strange Margaret Lesley is the most entertaining of the bunch I read the foreword of the incomplete novel in a collection Lesley Castle In the forewor [...]





    5. It was a collection of communications between Miss Lesley, Miss Lutterell Charlotte, Eloisa, Lady Lesley, Mrs Marlowe Overall it was like listening to gossips laced with subtle humor and myriad emotions of love, possessiveness, jealousy and mild envy Three stars, Not a bad start to the year.


    6. Me he reido mucho con estos relatos cortos tan ingenuos de la Austen, c mo a las mujeres de las que habla les trae al pairo el amor, s lo quieren cazar a un hombre rico y de posici n, tanto les da que sea uno que otro Pero es que ellos si no son iguales, son peores que ellas XD


    7. So you think you are a writer Read this slim volume and weep This is Jane Austen s teenage oeuvre I read this on occasion, when I think I need to come to my senses or sensibilities It is delightful to boot.


    8. This one wasn t too memorable, but I was in love with the wording Three stars for style, and it wasn t terrible ever either.


    9. A somewhat amusing set of short tales from the fabulous Jane Austen The last story, Catherine, though seemed to end somewhat abruptly with no appearance of resolution.


    10. Hesperus Classics has published in this slender volume three short writings of Jane Austen from her teenage years I found all three to be entertaining and early indications of Austen s prodigious powers of observation Jane Austen plants tongue firmly in cheek in Lesley Castle, a series of letters among female friends revealing themselves to be obtusely self absorbed and catty Here is one example In short, my dear Charlotte, it is my sensibility for the sufferings of so many amiable young men, my [...]


    11. Por fin he empezado a leer a Jane Austen Hace much simos a os que estaba esperando este momento y decid empezar por el t tulo que ten a disponible de la Jane Austen m s joven, pr cticamente una adolescente que empezaba a escribir.Debo aceptar que me daba un poco de miedo Era posiblemente la autora a la que m s ganas ten a de leer aunque por hache o por be nunca me hab a llegado a decidir, ya fuese porque no me apetec a el tipo de libro o porque otro libro le pasaba por delante Y conforme pasaba [...]


    12. I have prejudice favoring Austen all the time, so a accurate description of this work should be 3.5 stars The description of characters are well done through the series of letters that I can picture each of them in my head Perhaps due to the format of my e book, this book is also in a readable way than Love and Friendship, thus I gave this a higher rating that LF Sometimes when you read Austen s works in a row, you sense the similarity in ideas these books are trying to convey and thus feel bo [...]


    13. Very clever and funny to read This piece of work is a great representation of how silly women can be and in a variety of ways Though, some are less silly than others some are considerate and discerning I feel that Mrs Marlowe is that character in this novel Can t helping wishing Jane Austen could ve finished this one, but I still enjoyed reading it.


    14. Son textos escritos cuando Jane Austen ten a 17 a os Puedes ver en alguno de ellos parte de su iron a y su sentido del humor Creo que me han gustado m s por reconocer en ellos la esencia de lo que me gusta de la autora que por los textos en s.


    15. Funny Makes me wish I knew Jane personally Her personality, as it shines through this book, is so zany and yet down to earth, and than a little sarcastic.


    16. Excellent book It s difficult to believe that Jane Austen wrote this when she was only sixteen years old Her brilliance clearly shines through.


    17. This book contained three unfinished works by Austen The first being Lesley Castle I really enjoyed the tale that Austen was weaving and found it to be quite comical I m even impressed by the fact that she wrote this at the age of 16 The characters were become quite well developed and it was amusing seeing them all mingled together I really wish she had finished it, I would have liked to see where she was going with this story The second section A history of England I didn t get much enjoyment [...]


    18. This is actually three titles Lesley Castle The History of England, and,Catherine, or the Bower They were written by Jane Austen when she was a young girl of sixteen And I would suggest that you get a copy of this if you like Jane Austen at all.The first is a novella, Lesley Castle, which is a series of letters, primarily between Miss Margaret Lesley and Miss Charlotte Lutterell They are friends who do not get to see each other very often, and are comparing notes on what goes on in each of their [...]


    19. Jane Austin wrote Lesley Castle when she was just 16 but she never finished it I think she wrote herself into a corner and didn t yet have enough experience to write herself out of it Or maybe she just lost interest Regardless, it is a fine book The characters are drawn a little broadly They are over the top with superficialness and they are hilarious Lesley Castle is a series of letters discussing concerns of divorce, adultery, remarriage and elopement.The book opens with the sudden death of a [...]


    20. These two short novellas Lesley Castle and Catherine or the bower were humorous and enjoyable to pick up and read At first it was confusing to read an epistolary style between several correspondents and keep track of everyone, but once I did I liked how Austen made astute observations and played the characters words against each other to show the humor in human relationships and social norms politeness that sometimes borders on the absurd I also enjoyed the forward in this edition because it gav [...]


    21. This is probably the most developed of the Jane Austen juvenilia, and so clearly worth reading It s still a little long winded in comparison with later, developed work, but no surprises there I am also very glad she ultimately got away from epistolary form I mean, it s not like we re readingEvelina here guh but letters are just not as interesting as present action.3 parts Lesley Castle, the History of England, and Catharine, or The Bower I read them in order 3, 1, 2 The History of England is gre [...]


    22. Its a series of letters documenting the correspondence between several rediculous people, poking fun at how silly and callous people can be Some people Care about What s going to happen to all the food I made now that the wedding is cancelled than the fact that their sister s fiance the bridegroom got in a terrible accident and is brain dead Marry when they should have just stayed friends Obsess over guys who are not into them in the slightest The beginning says it s an incomplete novel in lett [...]


    23. Reading something wrote by Jane Austen is always an entertaining experience Moreover, this time, I ve been surprised by Lesley Castle.Even if it is an unfinished novel and it s an epistolary story, it s mature and then other early writings For instance, Sir Charles Grandison is quite pointless if you don t know the author, her story and her background.On the contrary, Lesley Castle is funny and easy to read, it s full of double face female characters and some of their letters are quite hilariou [...]


    24. Lesley Castle is a step by step guide on how young ladies of the 18th Century ought to flatter and throw shade The History of England makes it clear young Austen was a fan of Mary, Queen of Scotts, Joan of Arc and Anne Boleyn and was perfectly at ease with describing herself to be a partial, prejudiced, and ignorant historian Catharine is a great start to a novel and, despite being unfinished, has great interesting characters, Catherine herself being independent and honest, while Edwards appears [...]


    25. This is a compilation of two unfinished novels Lesley Castle and The Bower and Biographies of the Kings and Queens of England, written by the young Jane Austen It was interesting to see how witty she made her characters, even when she was an unpolished teenager The biographies just tickled my funny bone, seeing teenage prejudice and allegiance shining through the historical facts A fast read, but as the novels were unfinished, I didn t enjoy this as much as her other books.


    26. A short, engaging read Quite enjoyed the portrait of the Lesley sisters by Lady Lesley herself Matilda and Margaret Lesley are two great, tall, out of the way, over grown, girls, just of a proper size to inhabit a Castle almost as large in comparison as themselves I wish my dear Charlotte that you could but behold these Scotch giants The acerbic witticism of this incomplete story has impelled me to read other epistolary writings by Austen.


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