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Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon

Title
Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon / Jane Austen.
Author
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
Publication
London : Penguin Classics, 2019.
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Fox, Emilia, 1974-
Description
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 21 min., 03 sec.)) : digital
Summary
These three short works show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to satire, and exploring a range of social classes and settings. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of several men. In contrast, The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities limited by poverty and pride. Written in the last months of Austen's life, the uncompleted novel Sanditon, set in a newly established seaside resort, offers a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators, and shows an author contemplating a the great social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution with a mixture of scepticism and amusement. Margaret Drabble's introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen's major novels and her life, and discusses the social background of her fiction.
Alternative Title
  • Watsons.
  • Sanditon.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Romance fiction.
  • Novels of manners.
  • Fiction.
  • Audiobooks.
ISBN
9780241439791
OCLC
  • 1268269395
  • 1268269395
Author
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, author.
Title
Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon / Jane Austen.
Publisher
London : Penguin Classics, 2019.
Edition
Unabridged.
Playing Time
072103
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Digital File Characteristics
audio file
Performer
Read by Emilia Fox.
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Chronological Term
1800-1899
Added Author
Fox, Emilia, 1974- narrator.
Added Title
Watsons.
Sanditon.
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