Whit Stillman presents and signs Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen's Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated

Jane Austen's funniest novel is also her least known--until now.   Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: Meet Lady Susan Vernon, both the heart and the thorn of “Love" "& Friendship." Recently widowed, with a daughter who's coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands--and fast. 
But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest's wife and the title of "most accomplished coquette in England," Lady Susan must rethink her strategy. 
Unannounced, she arrives at her brother-in-law's country estate. Here she intends to take refuge--in no less than luxury, of course--from the colorful rumors trailing her, while finding another avenue to "I do." Before the scandalizing gossip can run its course, though, romantic triangles ensue. 
With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility and wry social commentary, filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman cleverly reimagines and completes one of our greatest writers' unfinished works. As much homage to its muse's perennial influence as testament to its author's brilliance, Love & Friendship is a sharp comedy of manners, and a fiendishly funny treat for Austen and Stillman fans alike. (Little Brown and Company)

Event date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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ISBN: 9780316294126
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 3rd, 2016