Today Sara and Chelsey discuss Jane Austen’s silly, ridiculous, and absolutely delightful work of juvenilia: Love and Freindship. From fainting spells to the history of parody, this episode is full of nerdy information and fun Austen context. If you’re looking to lighten up your reading life with irreverent novels and humorous romance, today’s pairings are for you, regardless of whether you’ve picked up Love and Freindship.
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Books mentioned: Love and Freindship by Jane Austen
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbetson
Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin