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AUSTEN, J.: Emma (Abridged)


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AUSTEN, J.: Emma (Abridged)

Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma is Jane Austen’s most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is ‘handsome, clever and rich’ and has ‘a disposition to think too well of herself’. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet Smith to the delights of genteel society and to find her a suitable husband, she precipitates herself and her immediate circle into a web of misunderstanding and intrigue, from which no-one emerges unchanged.

Disc 1

1.   Emma Woodhouse Of Hartfield - Handsome, Clever, Rich And Nearly 21 00:10:57
2.   Mr. Weston Of Randalls, Widower And Father 00:08:14
3.   Harriet Smith Comes Under Emma's Wing 00:08:31
4.   Harriet Sits For Emma With Mr. Elton In Attendance 00:05:46
5.   Mr. Knightley Of Donwell Abbey Gives His Advice Concerning Robert Martin 00:09:57
6.   Emma: 'I Have Very Little Intention Of Ever Marrying At All' 00:08:59
7.   Mr. And Mrs. John Knightley Of Brunswick Square Arrive At Hartfield 00:06:34
8.   Plans For A Party At Randalls 00:06:38
9.   The Carriages Arrive - Emma And Mr. Fulton Leave Together 00:13:02

Disc 2

1.   Emma Regrets Her Match - Making 00:06:59
2.   News Of Jane Fairfax's Arrival 00:05:03
3.   The History Of Jane Fairfax 00:07:43
4.   Emma And Mr. Knightley Converse And Mr. Frank Churchill Of Enscombe Arrives 00:07:39
5.   Out Walking With Frank Churchill 00:07:05
6.   An Invitation From The 'Moderately Genteel' Coles 00:05:31
7.   The Coles' Party 00:10:30
8.   Out Walking With Harriet 00:09:04
9.   Frank Churchill Returns To Enscombe 00:05:34
10.   Mrs. Elton Was First Seen At Church 00:09:49

Disc 3

1.   A Dinner Party At Hartfield For The Eltons 00:07:21
2.   Emma Meets Frank Churchill Again 00:11:41
3.   A Game Of Alphabets 00:06:20
4.   Strawberries At Mr. Knightley's Donwell Abbey 00:07:12
5.   Mr Knightley Takes Emma To Task 00:12:33
6.   Mr. Knightley Takes His Leave 00:04:59
7.   Surprising News Of A Forthcoming Marriage 00:06:47
8.   More Confusion For Emma 00:05:34
9.   Emma With Mr. Knightley In The Shrubbery 00:09:34

Total Playing Time: 03:45:36

Austen, Jane

Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: NA309512

Barcode: 0730099009522

Boxset: NAX20212

Physical Release: 01/1996

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