Lady Susan Vernon to Mr. Vernon.Langford, Decr.My dear Brother I can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation when we last parted, of spending some weeks with you at Churchill, and therefore if quite convenient to you and Mrs. Vernon to receive me at present, I shall hope within a few days to be introduced to a sister, whom I have so long desired to be acquainted with. [incipit]
Epistolary novel that recounts a period in the life of Lady Susan, enterprising and shrewd widow, very nice and very effective-talking, can conquer all with her charm, and hide her meanness, wich she reveals only to her best friend.
Book InfoTitle: Lady Susan
Author: Jane Austen
Italian title: Lady Susan
First publication date: 1871
Italian translation: Daniela Paladini
Not that I am an advocate for the prevailing fashion of acquiring a perfect knowledge in all the Languages Arts and Sciences; - it is throwing time away; - to be Mistress of French, Italian, German, Music, Singing, Drawing, &c will gain a Woman some applause, but will not add one Lover to her list. Grace and Manner after all are of the greatest importance. I do not mean therefore that Frederica's acquirements should be more than superficial, and I flatter myself that she will not remain long enough at school to understand anything thoroughly. - I hope to see her the wife of Sir James within a twelvemonth. Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson
At Bath, his old Aunts would have nursed him, but here it all falls upon me - and he bears pain with such patience that I have not the common excuse for losing my temper. Mrs. Johnson to Lady Susan
This Correspondence, by a meeting between some of the Parties and a separation between the others, could not, to the great detriment of the Post Office Revenue, be continued any longer.