7 thoughts on “Lady Susan and the Gift of Discernment

  1. I think any great writer, Austen or Wharton, Dickens or Twain, like their “chosen few” characters, must themselves, as a kind of prerequisite for using fiction to make a statement about society, have this gift of insight. Call it writer’s intuition.

  2. I don’t think ‘Lady Susan’ is a work many people read, yet so much of Austen’s really early work already shows that spark of wit and genius that would blossom in her adult years: bookheathen.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/janes-juvenilia/

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