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  • 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

    In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece--often considered her most modern and exciting novel--gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television series. Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.Page 2 of a letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra (11 June 1799) in which she first mentions Pride and Prejudice, using its working title First Impressions.Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen's classic romance novel. First published in 1813, this book has stood the test of time, beloved by fans for over 200 years. Follow Elizabeth Bennet as she discovers a love she didn't believe possible. Filled with comedy, wit, and passion, this is one story you will enjoy over and over again. Brought to life by Another World Audiobooks through the vocal talent of Brady Smith, Pride and Prejudice is a joy to listen to and the perfect way to experience it for the first time or relive your enjoyment of this classic work from Jane...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Written in the then fashionable style form of letters between the characters in the book, Jane Austen tells the story of the beautiful widow Lady Susan. Lady Susan has an eye toward re-marrying well, and marrying off her teenage daughter. To achieve her objectives, she spins a tale of Victorian humor and manipulation. In the end, she outsmarts even herself. Jane Austen's earliest known serious work, Lady Susan is a short, epistolary novel that portrays a woman bent on the exercise of her own powerful mind and personality to the point of social self-destruction. Lady Susan, a clever and ruthless widow, determines that her daughter is going to marry a man whom both detest. She sets her...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

    Before becoming the author of such classics as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, Jane Austen experimented with various writing styles as a teenager in the early 1790s. This is a collection of her juvenilia, including the epistolary novels Love and Freindship, Lesley Castle, and Lady Susan, as well as her comic History of England and some shorter pieces. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Lady Susan is a short, epistolary novel by Jane Austen. Lady Susan Vernon is a selfish, attractive, and unscrupulous woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. As a widow, she seeks a match for herself, as well as husband-hunting for her daughter. Lady Susan is not only beautiful but intelligent and witty; she's highly attractive to men and her suitors are always significantly younger. Inspired by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and written in a similar form, Lady Susan is one of Jane Austen's earliest finished works. In it, she reveals all the caustic wit and brilliant social satire of her later...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Indira Varma, who has starred in Luther and Game of Thrones. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Vivien Jones. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very...read more

  • Jane Austen

    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world's most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This curated collection of Jane Austen's most beloved novels is read by Fawlty Towers' and A Question of Attribution's Prunella Scales. This collection includes: Sense and Sensibility The three Dashwood sisters move to a cottage in Devon with their widowed mother. There, they experience love, romance and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This book contains the complete novels of Jane Austen in the chronological order of their original publication. - Lady Susan Starts at Chapter 1 - Sense and Sensibility Starts at Chapter 43 - Pride and Prejudice Starts at Chapter 93 - Mansfield Park Starts at Chapter 154 - Emma Starts at Chapter 202 - Persuasion Starst at Chapter 255 - Northanger Abbey Starts at Chapter 279 - The Watson Starts at Chapter...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This Audiobook contains the complete novels of Jane Austen - Emma - Lady Susan - Love and Friendship, and Other Early Works - Mansfield Park - Northanger Abbey - Persuasion - Pride and Prejudice - Sense and Sensibility - The...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Before becoming the author of such classics as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, Jane Austen experimented with various writing styles as a teenager in the early 1790s. This is a collection of her juvenilia, including the epistolary novels Love and Freindship, Lesley Castle, and Lady Susan, as well as her comic History of England and some shorter pieces. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This collection includes all surviving letters of Jane Austen. This is a chance for all her biggest admires to have a look inside the mind of the witty genius. Most of Austen's letters are addressed to her sister Cassandra, but there are also letters to her brothers, friends, and to her nieces and nephews, as well as publishers. The trained ear will recognize almost instantly the prose-voice of the great...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen’s fourth and funniest novel introduces us to many different characters. We learn about their relationships and love life. Emma Woodhouse is a twenty-year-old girl, whose governess, Miss Tylor, has recently married a Mr Weston. Emma takes credit for their marriage and decides that she is naturally gifted in conjuring love matches. This becomes her new hobby and she starts arranging dates for her acquaintances. Does Emma really have any talent for matchmaking or she cause more unhappiness than she can imagine? Find the answers in Jane Austen’s novel 'Emma' from 1815. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen's first written work, LADY SUSAN, was never publication ready but was still published after her death. She began the piece when she was 17 years old and wrote the narrative all in letters with a conclusion writing out the rest of the story's outline. It follows a widow who has to flee to her in-laws estate in the country and is determined to get her daughter married. With her charm and wit she manages to throw this quiet place into quite a tizzy. Our adaptation aims to make this novella feel complete with the addition of a narrator who has uncovered these letters in an investigation into her namesake, the one and only Lady Susan. ​This audiobook brought together 10...read more

  • Jane Austen

    To celebrate 200 years since Jane Austen completed her last novel, Alison Larkin-a witty and always original voice-brings Persuasion and a delightful selection of lesser-known poems by Jane Austen to a new audience. Persuasion Seven years after Anne Elliot rejects the man she loves after a family friend persuades her that he isn't a good enough match for her, Captain Frederick Wentworth returns to England looking for a wife. Poems Austen did not take herself seriously as a poet but she did write occasional, mostly comic verses to entertain family and friends. Selected and introduced by Alison Larkin, the poems range from lines found on a piece of paper inside a tiny bag Austen gave...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia are the five Bennet sisters. Their mother wants to make sure that her daughters marry wealthy men, because being women, they cannot inherit the family estate or earn any money themselves. When the rich and young Mr Bingley moves into the neighborhood, Mrs Bennet tries her best to make him fall in love with one of her daughters. But when Mr Bingley does fall in love with Jane, Bingley’s friend Mr. Darcy opposes the match, while he himself secretly falls for Elizabeth. Will Mr. Bingley marry Jane? How will Elizabeth react to Mr. Darcy’s unexpected attachment? And what will happen to Mary, Kitty, and Lydia? Find all the answers in Jane Austen’s...read more

  • Jane Austen

    A full-cast stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. The dour, Mr. Darcy is anything but popular with the Bennets, especially when he fancies a member of their clan. And as Elizabeth reluctantly deals with Mr. Darcy’s advances, their romance seems destined to fail. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set the standard for romantic comedies when it debuted in 1813, and it still speaks to audiences worldwide through countless adaptations. Includes a roundtable interview with the entire cast. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Julia McIlvane as Elizabeth Bennet; Nick Toren as Mr. Darcy; Jane Carr as Mrs. Bennet and Lady Catherine; alongside Diane...read more