Jane Austen is one of the greatest writers in history - no doubt about it. As for Love and Freindship, it's a story that the legendary author wrote back when she was just a 14-year-old girl. Now, the critics believe that this was one of those tales that the future icon wrote just to make her family laugh and have a great time. In fact, she dedicated it to her cousin Eliza.
The story is a parody, a "comic edition" of the countless romantic novels that Jane used to read when she was a little kid. That was actually the writer's intention, and, even though she did move on to write insightful, deep, powerful and profound novels when she grew up into a young woman, she's got numerous funny stories like that in her collection as well. By the way, "Freindship" is misspelled, and that's a peculiar fact about Austen.
Despite the fact that she's got a brilliant writing style that influenced countless generations, she did a lot of misspelling. Love and Freindship is a fairy tale, a silly fairy tale, to be exact, and features ridiculous romantic fainting spells that always result into some sort of a disaster for the heroines. At the end of the day, Love and Freindship is not really the best story if you want to familiarize yourself with Austen's best work.
But it is, in fact, a hilarious tale that will be best suited for smart teenage girls who love the flavor of the 18th-century England and everything that it represents. At the same time, it's worth mentioning that this story features Jane's sharp writing style, wit, smarts and brisk narrative, all of which formed her trademark writing manner that's present in her latest work.