Morgan and Gavia discuss Whit Stillman's adaptation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Lady Susan, Love & Friendship. Topics discussed include the trick of adapting Austen for the screen, how Love & Friendship and Lady Susan differ from Austen's other work, Austen fandom, and the funniest five minutes either of your intrepid co-hosts have seen in a movie so far this year.
You can read Lady Susan on Project Gutenberg here. Lady Susan is available with Northanger Abbey and other fragments for purchase here. We (ahem, Morgan) recommend the Oxford World Classics editions of Jane Austen's novels.
"Whit Stillman on Love & Friendship, his postmodern love letter to Jane Austen," Ryan Gilbey, The New Statesman
"The Man Who Made the Novel: Loving and loathing Samuel Richardson," Adelle Waldman, The New Yorker
"Sense and Sensibility and Jane Austen's Accidental Feminists," Devoney Looser, The Atlantic