Traduzione di Milena Finazzi
Sono qui raccolti i più dissacranti inediti giovanili dell’autrice, brevi racconti popolati di ubriaconi, avvelenatori ed evasi, scritti per il divertimento della famiglia. La bella Cassandra (1788), che per ironia condivide il nome con la maggiore delle sorelle Austen, è una giovane donna che si lancia nel mondo per fare fortuna e la cui storia si trasforma in una parodia dei romanzi sentimentali e gotici molto apprezzati all’epoca.
Di Jane Austen (1775-1817) nel catalogo dei Grandi Libri Garzanti: L’Abbazia di Northanger, Emma, Mansfield Park, Orgoglio e pregiudizio, Ragione e sentimento, Persuasione.
- ISBN: 881181149X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 96
My dear young Miss Austen, Comparing your teenage bravado to your later masterpieces is hardly a meaningful task. But as a teacher, working with teenage text production each day, I would like to express my gratitude to you, young aspiring author, for giving me an afternoon of complete delight! If yo Leggi tutto
Such a delightful read - I love Jane Austen's juvenilia; it is absolutely hilarious.
Be warned this is not the Austen we know and love. These little extracts were written when she was very young and were never intended to be published. They were only a means for entertainment for her family and, no doubt, herself. Therefore, I don’t think it is fair to criticise these harshly; they Leggi tutto
Jane Austen was a pre-consumerist writer who cared not for world-building or owning things, but instead of people's countenances, beauty and humour. She lived from the 18th to the 19th Century in England and gained little fame in her lifetime for her works, having published them originally anonymous Leggi tutto
Give me anything of Austen's and i'll be happy!! This was so much fun reading, but since i worship the woman, i'm probably not the one to judge :P
Jack and Alice - 2/5 stars Henry and Eliza - 3/5 stars The Beautifull Cassandra - 1/5 stars From a young Lady in distress'd Circumstances to her friend - 4/5 stars From a Young Lady very much in love to her Friend - 3/5 stars A Letter from a Young Lady, whose feelings being too Strong for her Judgement l Leggi tutto
Skimmed through most of this because I found it quite boring to be honest!
I thought it was very interesting to read something Jane Austen wrote as a teenager. It wasn't anything special, but it was a nice and quick read. I loved how Penguin decided against removing the spelling mistakes that she must've made when she wrote these stories. It also helped me understand why i Leggi tutto
I love to see that Jane Austen's signature wit was a part of her writing from the very beginning! This was an absolute joy to read!
This book was read for the #readwomen month. This should only be read by hardcore fans of Austen who are okay with being utterly disappointed. I hated everything about it, it is one of the worst things I have ever read, I am extremely glad I will never again read any of her Juvenilia. Thank the heav Leggi tutto
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