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  • Jane Austen

    In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of one of Jane Austen's most beloved works, Catherine Morland's overactive imagination makes her life more complicated than she would have wished... Catherine is obsessed with Gothic novels, often getting swept up by her taste for the dramatic and tragic. Did Mrs Tilney really die nine years previously, or has she been murdered or imprisoned in her chambers this whole time? Meanwhile she is torn between two suitors, the handsome and clever Henry Tilney and the arrogant John Thorpe.... Published over 200 years ago, Northanger Abbey remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Amanda...read more

  • Jane Austen

    In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of Jane Austen's last fully completed novel, Anne Elliot gets a second chance at love... Anne was persuaded out of an engagement with the not-yet wealthy Captain Wentworth. The Elliot family are now close to financial ruin and are forced to rent out their family home, while Captain Wentworth has returned after making his fortune at sea. How the tables have turned... Published over 200 years ago, Persuasion remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Juliet Stevenson, Tim Brierley, Sorcha Cusack, and Roger Hume. This title is part of the BBC's Jane Austen collection. © 2020 BBC...read more

  • Jane Austen

    In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation, Jane Austen introduces us to the handsome, clever and very flawed Emma Wodehouse. While she is perfectly content with her life and has no interest in love or marriage for herself, she enjoys nothing more than matchmaking those around her. Mr Knightly tries to talk Emma Woodhouse out of this but when she pushes on anyway, her life, and the lives of the friends around her, are irreversibly changed... Published over 200 years ago, Emma remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Eve Best, Norman Rodway, Robert Bathurst, and Marcia Warren. This title is part of the BBC's Jane Austen...read more

  • Jane Austen

    La última y conmovedora novela de Jane Austen, publicada póstumamente en 1818 Persuasión narra la historia de una mujer madura, sensible y menospreciada, que años después de dejarse persuadir para rechazar al hombre que amaba, lo ve reaparecer en su vida, rico y honorable pero aún despechado. Quizá por primera vez en la historia de la novela, la mujer debe luchar para que el amor le conceda una segunda oportunidad. Esta obra de madurez está considerada una de las novelas más oscuras de Jane Austen, y es sin duda la más crítica con la sociedad de suépoca. La presente edición incorpora una detallada cronología de la autora. Asimismo, cuenta con una magnífica...read more

  • Jane Austen

    One of the most beloved authors in English literature, Jane Austen wrote myriad novels, stories and poems that illustrated her sophisticated sense of irony, humor and biting commentary on the society of Regency England. As the majority of her work was published anonymously, in the custom of female authors at the time, much of her notoriety came about posthumously. In addition to her published works, Austen kept avid personal correspondence with friends and family, particularly her sister, Cassandra. This collection of letters provides an invaluable glimpse into the author's life, which was spent primarily within a close-knit family circle making perceptive observations of human behavior and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-nephew, Edward, Lord Brabourne. The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Enjoy this InAudio presentation of Persuasion by Jane Austen. Delight in what literary critics say is the peak of Jane Austen’s writing skills–and her final completed novel. Persuasion is Jane Austen’s final completed novel and has been critically acclaimed as the most maturely written of Austen’s novels. It was posthumously published in 1817, just six months after Austen’s death. Persuasion follows Anne Elliot, a strong young woman, as she is reacquainted with her once-fiance Frederick Wentworth. In Austen’s beloved witty writing, the story follows the duo and their families as they face financial troubles, criss-crossed relationships, the strong emotions of jealousy and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-nephew, Edward, Lord Brabourne. The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-nephew, Edward, Lord Brabourne. The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Delve into the romanticism and imagination of Jane Austen in this collection of Austen’s greatest novels. Covering the span of her career, these five novels are just as charming now as they were two centuries ago in their first publications. Sense and Sensibility – Austen’s first novel tells the story of the Dashwood ladies – Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret – as their family is forced to move to a new estate. Elinor and Marianne, the oldest of the trio, come of age in a tumultuous time, and the novel focuses on their romances, tribulations, and relationships with one another as they grow up. Pride and Prejudice – Perhaps the most well-known and beloved of Austen’s novels,...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh printed it in his A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1871. The title is from him. Mr Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged to return to her father's house. There she is chagrined by the crude and reckless husband-hunting of two of her...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen is one of the most widely read British authors. Her realism and biting irony make for a very lively read, and the quality of her plots have earned her a high-ranking place into the hearts of scholars. Her greatest stories sparkled a wave of adaptations in the last decades, because of their touching modernity and the realism of their reflections on the attitude of women about marriage and social standing. Pride and Prejudice has been called the second most beloved book of all British production; Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and Emma are also seminal works which have inspired countless readers. We have selected for you 100 inspirational quotes by Jane Austen, to provide...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen - An Introduction. Some would argue that Jane Austen was England's finest authoress and it would be hard to argue against. The characters and sweep of the lives of the landed gentry and her grip on social commentary in Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey are true testament to her greatness in a life of only 42 years. But here we present another facet of her talent; her poetry. Often overlooked and admittedly slim but revealing nonetheless. These poems are also available as an audiobook read for you by Ghizela Rowe and can be found at iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Index Of Poems; Happy The Lab'rer; I've A Pain In My Head; Miss Lloyd Has Now...read more

  • Jane Austen

    In this richly rewarding listening experience, Alison Larkin's acclaimed recordings of Jane Austen's iconic novels Mansfield Park and Emma are followed by opinions from Austen's family and friends never before heard on audio. Like most writers, Jane Austen was interested in what the people closest to her thought of her books. She wrote down their opinions of Mansfield Park and Emma, recording both the bad and the good. These opinions dating from 1814 and 1815 will give solace to any writer whose work has been criticized and will amuse and delight Austen fans worldwide. "Raised in England by adoptive parents, Alison Larkin was actually born in America. She herself is a comic writer and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    BBC Audio presents Emma, Jane Austen's engaging and infuriating tale. Austen famously challenged her readers with 'heroine whom no one but myself will much like', yet this dramatisation brings Emma to life with romantic meddling, social climbing and perfect happiness. Emma Woodhouse is equal parts witty, spoilt and vain, and sets her mind on matchmaking. She coaches her long suffering friend Harriet through social interactions and proposals, with disastrous consequences. Can Emma fix her flaws in time to mend her relationships? Starring Angharad Rees. © 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (p) 2020 BBC Studios Distribution...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen é uma das autoras britânicas mais lidas. O seu realismo e ironia mordaz fazem dela uma leitura muito viva, e a qualidade das suas parcelas valeram-lhe um lugar de destaque no coração dos estudiosos. As suas maiores histórias desencadearam uma onda de adaptações nas últimas décadas, devido à sua modernidade tocante e ao realismo das suas reflexões sobre a atitude das mulheres em relação ao casamento e à posição social. Orgulho e Preconceito tem sido chamado o segundo livro mais amado de toda a produção britânica; Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, e Emma são também obras seminais que têm inspirado inúmeros leitores. Seleccionámos para si 100 citações...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen es una de las autoras británicas más leídas. Su realismo e ironía mordaz hacen una lectura muy animada, y la calidad de sus tramas le han ganado un lugar de alto rango en los corazones de los estudiosos. Sus grandes historias han sido adaptadas en las últimas décadas, por su conmovedora modernidad y el realismo de sus reflexiones sobre la actitud de las mujeres en cuanto al matrimonio y la posición social. Orgullo y Prejuicio ha sido llamado el segundo libro más querido de toda la producción británica[AUTHOR| ] Sentido y Sensibilidad, Mansfield Park y Emma son también obras seminales que han inspirado a innumerables lectores. Hemos seleccionado para ustedes 100 citas...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Listen to audio presented by Literary Affairs: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.View our feature on Jane Austen. Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Though Northanger Abbey is one of Jane Austen's earliest novels, it was not published until after her death--well after she'd established her reputation with works such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility. Of all her novels, this one is the most explicitly literary in that it is primarily concerned with books and with readers. In it, Austen skewers the novelistic excesses of her day made popular in such 18th-century Gothic potboilers as Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho. Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers all figure into Northanger Abbey, but with a decidedly satirical twist. Consider Austen's introduction of...read more