Love and Freindship, and Other Early Works


Read by NoelBadrian

(4.2 stars; 6 reviews)

This book draws together some of Jane Austen's earliest literary efforts. It includes "Love & Freindship" and "Lesley Castle" both told through the medium of letters written by the characters. It also contains her wonderful "History of England" and a "Collection of Letters" and lastly a chapter containing "Scraps". In these offerings, we may see the beginnings of Miss Austen's literary style. We may also discern traces of characters that we encounter in her later works. G. K. Chesterton in his preface, for example, says of a passage in Love and Freindship; "... is there not the foreshadowing of another and more famous father; and do we not hear for a moment, in the rustic cottage by the Uske, the unmistakable voice of Mr. Bennet?" These works are certainly worth exploring for their own sakes and not simply as historical relics. - Summary by Noel Badrian (4 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Preface by G. K. Chesterton 16:22 Read by NoelBadrian
Love and Freindship - Letters 1 to 9 31:07 Read by NoelBadrian
Love and Freindship - Letters 10 to 13 32:13 Read by NoelBadrian
Love and Freindship - Letters 14 and 15 21:54 Read by NoelBadrian
Lesley Castle - Letters 1 to 3 24:05 Read by NoelBadrian
Lesley Castle - Letters 4 to 6 21:59 Read by NoelBadrian
Lesley Castle - Letters 7 to 10 26:40 Read by NoelBadrian
The History of England 26:15 Read by NoelBadrian
Collection of Letters - Letters 1 to 3 26:03 Read by NoelBadrian
Collection of Letters - Letters 4 and 5 25:42 Read by NoelBadrian
Scraps 17:02 Read by NoelBadrian

Reviews

Misspelling?

(3 stars)

Isn't it supposed to be "friendship"?

delightful, perfectly read

(5 stars)

thanks! check out the preface, austen- and chesterton-philes.. It's genius and very well read