Love and friendship, Jane Austen. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/2106 .
Don't make the mistake of reading this little story with too much Seriousness; it is entirely Work of Satire, and given Austen's age (14) when she wrote it, it's a remarkably well-executed specimen of her writing. Be ready to giggle--that's the intent!
Tongue in cheek writing
Laura is not the usual Jane Austin heroine. Everything she writes about In her letters is the wrong thing to have done and she's proud of it because she doesn't seem to know it's wrong. The antithesis of the character in Persuasion. I couldn't but shake my head at her. Until I began to find it funny in a sarcastic sort of way. This book is not necessarily for the 'serious' reader. ;-)
Not bad for a book written in her youth! Even tho it's incomparable to pride & prejudice and the other favorites she has written, it was an enjoyable piece!