- Amazon Student members save an additional 10% on Textbooks with promo code TEXTBOOK10. Enter code TEXTBOOK10 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
Lady Susan Audio CD – Audiobook, Sep 1 2001
|New from||Used from|
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
From the Publisher
This book is a large print version using a minimum of 16 point type in a 6 by 9 inch size and library bound. As with all Quiet Vision print books, it use a high grade, acid free paper for long life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817) was very modest about her own achievements, but has become one of the most celebrated and well-loved writers in English literature. Her best-selling and most enduring novels include Pride and Prejudice and Emma.
MARGARET DRABBLE is a writer and critic, her most recent novel is The Peppered Moth. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
My dear brother, I can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation when we last parted, of spending some weeks with you at Churchill, and therefore if quite convenient to you and Mrs Vernon to receive me at present, I shall hope within a few days to be introduced to a sister whom I have so long desired to be acquainted with. Read the first page
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Top Customer Reviews
At a mere 71 pages, the letters don't skip a beat in keeping you entertained and totally involved in the plotting of Lady Susan's twists and deceptions. Claiming that all the females in her family are against her, she confides solely in her friend Mrs. Johnson, who is equally as conniving as she is. Lady Susan becomes involved with more than one gentleman and decidedly rips apart relationships of sorts in trying to gain the admiration and infatuation of at least three of these.
In the middle of all this scheming, and affected by it all are; her daughter (to whom she shows no care of any sort); her brother and sister-in-law (who catch-on to who she really is); her sister-in-law's brother (who falls in love with her) and parents (who are bereaved by it all)'to name a few. All in the name of what you ask? Being a coquettish pro, Lady Susan desires freedom to flirt while respectfully mingling in society, enhanced by the cherishing comforts of wealth within a marriage ...and preferably to a man who'd be oblivious to it all.
If you're in need of a quick Austen fix, I recommend you read this. You won't be disappointed. Loved it!
This delightful, quick and engaging read is my 4th for the Everything Austen Challenge. If you've noticed, these days I've been reading shorter Austen works. I find that these offer the perfect respite in between longer and more challenging books, such as the historical non-fictions I plunge into head first for research most of the time. I love knowing that after a heady book I can turn to something this charming to lighten up and really help me unwind; The Watsons,by Jane Austen is a perfect read that achieves just that.
This fragment of a novel takes a slice of Emma Watson's life and details the events that take place in a rather short time, giving us a very full picture of characters lives, personalities and flaws. Emma Watson, having been brought up by her aunt and uncle, is prompted to return home after the passing of the latter-left with no reaon to remain since her aunt decidedly chooses to restart her life with a new man. Being away from her father (who is now ill) and siblings for well over ten years, not only does Emma hardly know any of them, she must also learn how to figure them all out. This also means she must rely on the opinions shared with her by others ' where rivalry is at the core of it all.
Upon her arrival, her eldest sister, Elizabeth brings her to the wealthy Edwards' ball where she is to meet other influential people such as the Osborne's and a certain Tom Musgrave, who has apparently captured the heart of one of her sisters; Penelope. Emma, however, has already a biased opinion of Tom based on Elizabeth's portrayal of him.Read more ›
Jane Austen plays the game of deception with us too. In this novella, which is almost entirely in epistolary form, we form the impression from reading Lady Susan's first letter, that she is a grieving widow, devoted to the care and education of her 16 year old daughter, and willing at last to accede to her brother-in-law's pressing invitation to stay with him and his family. Wrong! We too have been duped, as we soon discover.
Jane Austen first drafted several of her novels in epistolary form, that is to say, in the form of letters exchanged by her characters. This one, which may have been the earliest of all her surviving works, alone remained in this form. And great fun it is, although Lady Susan's contriving and heartlessness, especially in regard to her daughter, sometimes goes beyond the comic to the cruel.
Naxos has added to the fun that this "entertainment" can provide by issuing the novella in audio book form. Seven actors are allocated the parts of the seven letter writers. Furthermore, there is no abridgement of the text, and there are some snatches of music that serve to provide breaks between the letters and indicate the passing of time. Altogether, an ideal production.
Most recent customer reviews
What can one say about any Austen writing?
Received a copy as part of this month's Bookclub selection. The publisher has given us two light-hearted books with purple covers for Spring time reading. Read morePublished on June 29 2013 by Nicola Mansfield
Jane Austen's early writings reveal her development as an author. Along with 'Juvenilia', these lesser-known works give a fascinating glimpse of Austen's style. Read morePublished on May 24 2013 by M. E. Alexander
"Lady Susan" by Jane Austen is an epistolary novel comprising only letters among the characters. Lady Susan is a vile woman who is flirting her way through England after the death... Read morePublished on April 6 2003 by Stacey M Jones
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Authors, A-Z > ( A ) > Austen, Jane
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > General
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Literature & Fiction > Classics
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Literature & Fiction > General
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Literature & Fiction > Unabridged
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Classics > British
- Books > Textbooks > Humanities > Literature
- Music > Miscellaneous > Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews > Spoken Word