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Lady Susan by Jane Austen (eBook)

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist who told it like it is, whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have ...

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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist who told it like it is, whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. Amongst scholars and critics, Austen's realism and biting social commentary have cemented her historical importance as a writer. Lady Susan is an early complete work that the author never submitted for publication, describes the schemes of the main character—the widowed Lady Susan—as she seeks a new husband for herself, and one for her daughter. Although the theme, together with the focus on character study and moral issues, is close to Austen's published work (Sense and Sensibility was also originally written in the epistolary form), its outlook is very different, and the heroine has few parallels in 19th-century literature. Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. She subverts all the standards of the romantic novel: she has an active role, she's not only beautiful but intelligent and witty, and her suitors are significantly younger than she is (in contrast with Sense and Sensibility and Emma, which feature marriages of men who are sixteen years older than their wives). Although the ending includes a traditional reward for morality, Lady Susan herself is treated much more mildly than the adulteress in Mansfield Park, who is severely punished. The Lady Susan eBook uses the established Standard Works book reader already enjoyed by tens of thousands of users. It's also the same reader which powers our "U.S. Historical Documents" application which received a perfect 10/10 rating from AppCraver.com and was recently featured on the iTunes App Store. The Standard Works book reader is simple to use, but also contains many advanced features not usually found in other eBook readers. Rather than continually flicking through little pages of text like some book readers, the Standard Works book reader displays an entire chapter or book at once for you convenience. The text can even automatically scroll for you in both portrait and landscape modes while reading. You can even highlight important words or phrases using the absolute best highlighting system available on the iPhone platform. Create notes for each paragraph which can be displayed inline and assign bookmarks to any paragraph in any book for future reference. And if that's not enough, quickly and easily find any text from any book with the fastest and most powerful search engine available on the iPhone. The Standard Works book reader contains the following main features: • Auto-scrolling (both variable-speed and tilt-based, portrait and landscape modes are supported) • Adjustable fonts, size, colors, margins, spacing, and alignment (you can even adjust the font size by using a pinching gesture while reading!) • Highlighting - 12 background colors, 12 foreground colors, bold, italic, and underline • Night (low-light) mode - Black background with white text • Application tips • Bookmarks and even folders of bookmarks • Last location in each book is remembered • When re-launched, you're returned to the exact location you were last at while reading • Search for words or phrases with INSTANT search results • Powerful advanced search options • Create notes for each paragraph which can be displayed inline • Animated satin bookmark (similar to the one in the Classics application) • Ability to choose the application's color theme Be sure to check out our Bible and "U.S. Historical Documents" applications as well as more books from world renowned authors like: • Charles Dickens • Edgar Allen Poe • Hans Christian Andersen • Jack London • Jane Austen • Jules Verne • H.G. Wells • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Version: 2.1.0

Size: 1.71 MB

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Price: 0,89 €

Developed by Standard Works LLC

Day of release: 0000-00-0

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