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  • Jane Austen

    'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' So opens this famous novel which has become Jane Austen's best loved and best known work. It was in this book that all Jane Austen's talents combined to create not only the most wonderful love story, but dialogue that sparkles with wit and irony, an ingenious and compelling plot and some of the most unforgettable characters ever...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense make this her most enduringly popular novel. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

  • Jane Austen

    The illness which curtailed Jane Austens relatively short life may have imparted a mellow quality to her writing for certainly this is a gentler more reflective observation of loves vagaries and follies than her earlier work.It has beensuggested that she modelled her heroine on her own character which may also be why she is more forgiving.Phlegmatic Anne is the unappreciated strengh within her family-a vain pompous father,a self regarding and self deluding older sister and a dissatisfied and selfish younger one.At the age of nineteen Anne was ‘persuaded’ out of an engagement to Frederick Wentworth,an ambitious, highly principled and determined naval gentleman who departs in angry...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Emma is one of the most delightful but also one of the most domineering of Jane Austen's heroines. Her attempts at manipulating other people's lives start in fun and end in hurt feelings and embarrassment for all concerned. The frothiness of the novel gives way to a deeper moral message, and all ends well - better than Emma could have imagined. Throughout the story Jane Austen loses no opportunity to describe with ironic wittiness the society of Highbury and the conventions of the day. The many characters are clearly and finely drawn to create a tiny world in which interest is sustained to the final matching of couples for wedding...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Emma is one of the most delightful but also one of the most domineering of Jane Austen's heroines. Her attempts at manipulating other people's lives start in fun and end in hurt feelings and embarrassment for all concerned. The frothiness of the novel gives way to a deeper moral message, and all ends well - better than Emma could have imagined. Throughout the story Jane Austen loses no opportunity to describe with ironic wittiness the society of Highbury and the conventions of the day. The many characters are clearly and finely drawn to create a tiny world in which interest is sustained to the final matching of couples for wedding...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Emma Watson asiste a su primer baile. Su belleza e ingenuidad harán que todas las miradas se centren en ella. ¿Es eso la felicidad para una joven en la Inglaterra victoriana...? Con este pretexto, Jane Austen nos habla de nuevo de la condición de la mujer de su época, de su limitado papel en la sociedad y de su falta de recursos propios.«Una maravillosa edición ilustrada de la novela de Jane...read more

  • Jane Austen

    “There is exquisite pleasure in subduing an insolent spirit, in making a person pre-determined to dislike, acknowledge one’s superiority.” In this special InAudio production of one of Jane Austen’s earliest completed novels, listeners will meet the eponymous Lady Susan Vernon, an unscrupulous widow who tends to meddle in the affairs of those around her. Lady Susan charms everyone she meets — particularly the men — and is keen on toying with emotions for her own amusement. The novel, told in letters between various characters, follows Lady Susan’s escapades and influences on her family, and the affects that her presences has on their individual trysts and ties to...read more

  • Jane Austen

    “But Catherine did not know her own advantages - did not know that a good-looking girl, with an affectionate heart and a very ignorant mind, cannot fail of attracting a clever young man, unless circumstances are particularly untoward.” Catherine Moreland is an average seventeen-year-old. She is an avid reader, a lover of sports and an imaginative young woman. She is at the age that ladies of her era are meant to be participating in courtship and settling into a new family to live a life of ease. Catherine’s favorite genre to read is gothic fiction, a romanticized, dark and mysterious genre. As Catherine grows older and begins to meet more of the world outside of her family to...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Left impoverished upon the death of her aunt, Emma Watson has no option but to be reunited with her estranged father and siblings. Initially delighted with her new life—including the fashionable society balls to which she now has access—Emma soon realizes that her family harbors many ill feelings, not least those springing from the sisters' hopes—and disappointments—in snaring a husband. So when the eligible and suitably rich Tom Musgrove begins to transfer his affections from her sister Margaret to Emma, the result can only be further sibling rivalry and unrest. A delightful, exquisitely drawn portrait of family life, The Watsons is Jane Austen at her storytelling best. Author of...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Left impoverished upon the death of her aunt, Emma Watson has no option but to be reunited with her estranged father and siblings. Initially delighted with her new life—including the fashionable society balls to which she now has access—Emma soon realizes that her family harbors many ill feelings, not least those springing from the sisters' hopes—and disappointments—in snaring a husband. So when the eligible and suitably rich Tom Musgrove begins to transfer his affections from her sister Margaret to Emma, the result can only be further sibling rivalry and unrest. A delightful, exquisitely drawn portrait of family life, The Watsons is Jane Austen at her storytelling best. Author of...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Left impoverished upon the death of her aunt, Emma Watson has no option but to be reunited with her estranged father and siblings. Initially delighted with her new life—including the fashionable society balls to which she now has access—Emma soon realizes that her family harbors many ill feelings, not least those springing from the sisters' hopes—and disappointments—in snaring a husband. So when the eligible and suitably rich Tom Musgrove begins to transfer his affections from her sister Margaret to Emma, the result can only be further sibling rivalry and unrest. A delightful, exquisitely drawn portrait of family life, The Watsons is Jane Austen at her storytelling best. Author of...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense make this her most enduringly popular...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn supporting characters, and romantic suspense make this her most enduringly popular...read more

  • Jane Austen

    The culmination of Jane Austen's genius, a sparkling comedy of love and marriage Beautiful, clever, rich and single Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Persuasion is the last novel of Jane Austen's. As the Napoleonic Wars come to an end in 1814, Admirals and Captains of the Royal Navy are put ashore, their work done. Anne Elliot meets Captain Frederick Wentworth after seven years, by the chance of his sister and brother-in-law renting her father's estate, while she stays for a few months with her married sister, living nearby. They fell in love the first time they met, but she broke off the engagement... Besides the theme of persuasion, the novel evokes other topics, with which Austen was familiar: the Royal Navy, in which two of Jane Austen's brothers rose to the rank of admiral; and the superficial social life of...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Ganhe empowerment, sabedoria e clareza através destas 300 citações de mulheres inspiradoras: Anne Frank, Jane Austen e Madre Teresa. São diversas, perturbadoras, iluminadas e poderosas figuras feministas: Anne Frank, uma judia vítima do Holocausto, escreveu uma das mais sinceras e bem escritas representações dos pensamentos íntimos de uma jovem mulher durante a ocupação nazi dos Países Baixos. Jane Austen é uma crítica incisiva à condição das mulheres na segunda metade do século XVIII, e Madre Teresa prestou um serviço gratuito aos pobres, ao mesmo tempo que defendia posições poderosas sobre a reprodução. Mergulhe no pensamento destas admiráveis figuras femininas,...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Gane poder, sabiduría y claridad a través de estas 300 citas de mujeres inspiradoras: Ana Frank, Jane Austen y la Madre Teresa. Son diversas, perturbadoras, iluminadas y poderosas figuras feministas: Ana Frank, una judía víctima del Holocausto, escribió una de las más cándidas y bien escritas representaciones de los pensamientos íntimos de una joven mujer durante la ocupación nazi de los Países Bajos. Jane Austen es una aguda crítica de la condición de la mujer en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, y la Madre Teresa prestó un servicio gratuito y sincero a los pobres mientras defendía posturas poderosas sobre la reproducción. Profundice en los pensamientos de estas admirables...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Epictetus was born a slave, and became one of the most influential Stoic philosophers. Stoicism is the attitude allowing one to free oneself from the unnecessary suffering that arises from anxiety about events that are beyond our control; therefore, it can be of tremendous importance in one's life. According to Epictetus, our own actions and attitudes are the only thing in our control; whatever else happens, we should examine calmly and dispassionately, because no amount of suffering will change the impact of external events. The teachings of Epictetus show that philosophy is not made of abstractions or intellectual games; it is a way of life, and it has a direct impact of how much...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen in 1813. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. Its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the Regency era in Great Britain. Jane Austen (1775 -...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice captures the affections of class-conscious eighteenth-century English families with matrimonial aims and rivalries. This story of the Bennet family and the novel's two protagonists, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, is told with a wit that author Jane Austen feared might prove 'rather too light and bright, and sparkling.' The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. Austen's artistry is also apparent in the delineation of the minor characters: the ill-matched Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Charles Bingley and his sisters, and particularly the fatuous Mr. Collins, whose proposal to Elizabeth is...read more