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Lady Susan

Lady Susan( )
Author: Austen, Jane
Performed by: Westaway, Laurelle
Thorn, David
McCarthy, Susan
Leventon, Melissa
Frohman, Bobbie
Instrumental Soloist: Thorn, David
Read by: Full Cast Production Staff, (RE
Produced by: Alcazar AudioWorks Staff,
ISBN:978-1-4708-9290-6
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Alcazar AudioWorks
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

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 own sights on her sister-in-law's brother, all the while keeping an old affair simmering on the back burner.

But people refuse to play the...
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Book Details
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 5.8 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:0.35 Pounds
Author Biography
Austen, Jane (Author)
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41.

Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

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