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AUSTEN, J.: Sense and Sensibility (Unabridged)


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AUSTEN, J.: Sense and Sensibility (Unabridged)

When Mrs Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for. The contrasting fortunes and temperaments of the two girls as they struggle to cope in their different ways with the cruel events which fate has in store for them are portrayed by Jane Austen with her usual irony, humour and profound sensibility. Juliet Stevenson is acknowledged one of the finest interpreters of Jane Austen.

Disc 1

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume I, Chapter 1: The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex 00:03:40
2.   Mr Dashwood’s disappointment... 00:02:32
3.   No sooner was his father’s funeral over... 00:03:33
4.   Volume I, Chapter 2: Mrs John Dashwood now installed herself mistress… 00:03:56
5.   ‘I would not wish to do anything mean... ’ 00:04:09
6.   ‘To be sure it will... ’ 00:03:24
7.   Volume I, Chapter 3: Mrs Dashwood remained at Norland several months... 00:04:28
8.   Edward had been staying several weeks in the house… 00:05:06
9.   Volume I, Chapter 4: ‘What a pity it is Elinor,’ said Marianne 00:04:13
10.   Elinor started at this declaration... 00:04:12
11.   But whatever might really be its limits it was enough… 00:03:32
12.   Volume I, Chapter 5: No sooner was her answer dispatched… 00:06:20
13.   Volume I, Chapter 6: The first part of their journey... 00:03:40
14.   In the mean time, till all these alterations could be made… 00:04:03
15.   Volume I, Chapter 7: Barton Park was about half a mile from the cottage… 00:04:12
16.   Mrs Jennings, Lady Middleton’s mother... 00:03:32
17.   Volume I, Chapter 8: Mrs Jennings was a widow with an ample jointure 00:03:23
18.   ‘Mama, you are not doing me justice.’ 00:04:09

Disc 2

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume I, Chapter 9: The Dashwoods were now settled at Barton... 00:03:44
2.   A gentleman, carrying a gun… 00:03:12
3.   Sir John called on them... 00:04:12
4.   Volume I, Chapter 10: Marianne’s preserver... 00:04:38
5.   Willoughby, on his side gave every proof of his pleasure… 00:04:11
6.   Perhaps she pitied and esteemed him more... 00:04:03
7.   Volume I, Chapter 11: Little had Mrs Dashwood or her daughters imagined… 00:04:47
8.   In Colonel Brandon alone... 00:04:34
9.   Volume I, Chapter 12: As Elinor and Marianne were walking together… 00:04:33
10.   Margaret related something to her the next day... 00:05:38
11.   Volume I, Chapter 13: Their intended excursion to Whitwell... 00:04:07
12.   ‘There’s no persuading you to change your mind Brandon... ’ 00:04:17
13.   It was settled that there should be a dance in the evening… 00:04:50
14.   Volume I, Chapter 14: The sudden termination of Colonel Brandon’s visit… 00:04:18
15.   One evening in particular… 00:04:52

Disc 3

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume I, Chapter 15: Mrs Dashwood’s visit to Lady Middleton... 00:04:07
2.   Mrs Dashwood felt too much for speech... 00:03:44
3.   ‘Then you would have told me... ’ 00:04:20
4.   ‘A mighty concession indeed!’ 00:03:46
5.   Volume I, Chapter 16: Marianne would have thought herself very inexcusable 00:04:23
6.   It was several days before Willoughby's name was mentioned… 00:03:16
7.   He was the only person in the world... 00:05:02
8.   Volume I, Chapter 17: Mrs Dashwood was surprised only for a moment… 00:03:37
9.   Elinor smiled again... 00:03:41
10.   ‘I have frequently detected myself in such kind of mistakes... ’ 00:03:16
11.   Volume I, Chapter 18: Elinor saw with great uneasiness the low spirits… 00:04:33
12.   The subject was continued no farther… 00:05:09
13.   Volume I, Chapter 19: Edward remained a week at the cottage… 00:02:51
14.   ‘I think Edward,’ said Mrs Dashwood... 00:04:15
15.   Elinor sat down to her drawing - table... 00:04:28
16.   Mrs Palmer was several years younger than Lady Middleton… 00:03:22
17.   ‘Here comes Marianne,’ cried Sir John... 00:02:53

Disc 4

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume I, Chapter 20: As the Miss Dashwoods entered the drawing - room… 00:04:10
2.   Charlotte laughted heartily... 00:04:05
3.   Elinor was again obliged to decline her invitation… 00:05:40
4.   Volume I, Chapter 21: The Palmers returned to Cleveland... 00:04:07
5.   When their promised visit to the park... 00:04:14
6.   ‘Poor little creatures!’ said Miss Steele… 00:04:38
7.   This specimen of the Miss Steeles was enough… 00:04:48
8.   Volume I, Chapter 22: Marianne, who had never much toleration... 00:05:20
9.   What felt Elinor at that moment 00:04:53
10.   She was silent 00:03:57
11.   Here she took out her handkerchief... 00:04:55
12.   Volume II, Chapter 1: However small Elinor’s general dependence… 00:04:00
13.   As these considerations occurred to her... . 00:04:11
14.   But it was not immediately that an opportunity of doing so… 00:03:41
15.   Lucy directly drew her work table near her… 00:02:51
16.   Volume II, Chapter 2: In a firm, though cautious tone... 00:04:34
17.   ‘But what,’ said she after a short silence... 00:03:41
18.   They were again silent for many minutes... 00:05:07

Disc 5

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume II, Chapter 3: Though Mrs Jennings was in the habit… 00:03:40
2.   Mrs Jennings repeated her assurance... 00:04:06
3.   Elinor could not help smiling at this display of indifference… 00:03:53
4.   Volume II, Chapter 4: Elinor could not find herself in the carriage… 00:03:38
5.   As dinner was not to be ready in less than two hours… 00:04:39
6.   This, and the manner in which it was said… 00:03:37
7.   After an hour or two… 00:04:02
8.   Volume II, Chapter 5: ‘If this open weather holds much longer... ’ 00:04:23
9.   About a week after their arrival... 00:03:14
10.   Elinor found, when the evening was over... 00:03:46
11.   Her letter was scarcely finished when a rap foretold a visitor… 00:05:11
12.   Volume II, Chapter 6: Nothing occurred during the next three or four days… 00:04:46
13.   He made no reply; his complexion changed… 00:04:25
14.   Volume II, Chapter 7: Before the housemaid had lit their fire... 00:05:06
15.   Mrs Jennings laughed again, but Elinor had not spirits to say more… 00:04:18
16.   In her earnest meditations on the contents of the letter… 00:05:03
17.   Elinor said no more 00:03:31
18.   That such letters, so full of affection and confidence… 00:03:44
19.   Again they were both silent 00:03:12

Disc 6

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume II, Chapter 8: Mrs Jennings came immediately... 00:04:21
2.   ‘Poor soul!’ cried Mrs Jennings... 00:04:11
3.   ‘It would be unnecessary I am sure... ’ 00:04:59
4.   In the drawing room whither she then repaired... 00:02:52
5.   ‘You mean,’ answered Elinor, with forced calmness… 00:03:32
6.   Volume II, Chapter 9: From a night of more sleep than she had expected... 00:05:01
7.   Mrs Jennings left them earlier than usual... 00:04:11
8.   ‘You have probably entirely forgotten a conversation…’ 00:04:35
9.   He could say no more... 00:03:05
10.   Again he stopped to recover himself; and Elinor spoke her feelings… 00:03:38
11.   ‘Good heavens!’ cried Elinor 00:04:01
12.   Elinor’s thanks followed this speech with grateful earnestness… 00:02:25
13.   Volume II, Chapter 10: When the particulars of this conversation were repeated… 00:04:20
14.   Marianne had promised to be guided by her mother’s opinion… 00:03:02
15.   The calm and polite unconcern of Lady Middleton... 00:03:05
16.   Early in February... 00:05:59

Disc 7

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume II, Chapter 11: After some opposition Marianne yielded… 00:03:14
2.   Their affection and pleasure in meeting was just enough… 00:03:19
3.   After staying with them half an hour… 00:04:16
4.   He paused for her assent and compassion... 00:04:58
5.   ‘Why to be sure,’ said he, seeming to recollect himself… 00:03:24
6.   Volume II, Chapter 12: Mrs John Dashwood had so much confidence... 00:04:19
7.   Their claims to the notice of Mrs John Dashwood... 00:04:24
8.   Lucy was all exultation on being so honourably distinguished… 00:03:50
9.   The Colonel, though disclaiming all pretensions... 00:04:50
10.   Volume II, Chapter 13: Elinor’s curiosity to see Mrs Ferrars was satisfied… 00:05:54
11.   Elinor was prevented from making any reply... 00:04:30
12.   This remark was not calculated... 00:05:10
13.   Volume II, Chapter 14: Within a few days after this meeting... 00:04:39
14.   I come now to the relation of a misfortune... 00:03:43
15.   The events of this evening were not very remarkable… 00:03:30
16.   ‘You reside in Devonshire, I think,’ 00:02:39
17.   As John Dashwood had no more pleasure in music… 00:04:52

Disc 8

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume III, Chapter 1: Mrs Palmer was so well... 00:02:21
2.   ‘That is exactly what I said, my dear.’ 00:04:34
3.   Here Mrs Jennings ceased... 00:03:55
4.   Her first communication had reached no farther… 00:03:53
5.   ‘I understand you.’ 00:03:54
6.   The next morning brought a farther trial of it… 00:03:52
7.   Here Marianne, in an ecstasy of indignation clapped her hands… 00:03:02
8.   ‘Poor young man!’ 00:03:08
9.   Volume III, Chapter 2: Mrs Jennings was very warm in her praise... 00:03:39
10.   It was lucky, however, for Mrs Jenning's curiosity… 00:05:43
11.   ‘I do not understand what you mean by interrupting them,’ 00:05:55
12.   The next morning brought Elinor a letter... 00:03:32
13.   Volume III, Chapter 3: The Miss Dashwoods had now been… 00:03:46
14.   Perhaps Mrs Jennings was in hopes... 00:04:42
15.   Elinor’s astonishment at this commission... 00:03:52

Disc 9

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume III, Chapter 4: ‘Well Miss Dashwood,' said Mrs Jennings... 00:05:04
2.   How she should begin, how she should express herself... 00:03:57
3.   ‘Yes,’ continued Elinor, gathering more resolution… 00:04:15
4.   When Mrs Jennings came home... 00:03:16
5.   Volume III, Chapter 5: Edward, having carried his thanks to Colonel Brandon… 00:04:54
6.   Elinor contradicted it, however, very positively… 00:05:24
7.   Elinor had heard enough, if not to gratify her vanity… 00:06:12
8.   Volume III, Chapter 6: One other short call in Harley Street... 00:03:26
9.   Marianne entered the house with her heart swelling… 00:03:30
10.   The two gentlemen arrived the next day... 00:04:00
11.   Volume III, Chapter 7: Marianne got up the next morning at her usual time… 00:05:18
12.   Two days passed away... 00:04:52
13.   The comfort of such a friend at that moment… 00:03:48
14.   Mr. Harris was punctual in his second visit… 00:03:26
15.   Elinor could not be cheerful. Her joy was of a different kind… 00:04:21

Disc 10

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume III, Chapter 8: Elinor, starting back with a look of horror… 00:03:58
2.   The steadiness of his manner and the intelligence of his eye… 00:05:01
3.   ‘You did then,’ said Elinor, a little softened… 00:03:48
4.   ‘Your indifference, however, towards that unfortunate girl... ’ 00:04:45
5.   They were both silent for a few moments 00:04:40
6.   ‘Even so. You would be surprised to hear…’ 00:04:45
7.   ‘Your wife!’ 00:04:35
8.   ‘Last night, in Drury Lane lobby... ’ 00:05:36
9.   Volume III, Chapter 9: Elinor, for some time after he left her... 00:03:16
10.   As soon as Mrs Dashwood had recovered herself... 00:03:27
11.   ‘At last we are alone.’ 00:03:46
12.   ‘Oh! my love, I could not then talk of hope to him... ’ 00:04:02
13.   Volume III, Chapter 10: Marianne's illness though weakening in its kind… 00:04:34
14.   As they approached Barton... 00:04:17
15.   Marianne had been two or three days at home... 00:03:24
16.   ‘Do you compare your conduct with his’ 00:03:41
17.   Here ceased the rapid flow of her self - reproving spirit… 00:04:00

Disc 11

  Sense and Sensibility
1.   Volume III, Chapter 11: Mrs Dashwood did not hear unmoved... 00:05:09
2.   Marianne’s lips quivered... 00:04:14
3.   Their man - servant had been sent one morning to Exeter… 00:03:32
4.   Mrs Dashwood now looked at her daughter; but Elinor knew better… 00:02:46
5.   Volume III, Chapter 12: Elinor now found the difference… 00:04:45
6.   His countenance as he entered the room, was not too happy… 00:04:25
7.   Volume III, Chapter 13: Unaccountable, however, as the circumstances… 00:04:31
8.   The change which a few hours had wrought… 00:04:17
9.   How long it had been carrying on between them... 00:04:30
10.   That Lucy had certainly meant to deceive... 00:03:59
11.   Edward heard with pleasure... 00:04:00
12.   The letters from town... 00:05:29
13.   Volume III, Chapter 14: After a proper resistance on the part of Mrs Ferrars… 00:04:13
14.   They were visited on their first settling... 00:05:47
15.   What Edward had done to forfeit the right of eldest son… 00:06:23

Total Playing Time: 12:41:43

Austen, Jane

Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: NAX36112

Barcode: 9789626343616

Boxset: NAX27412

Physical Release: 11/2005

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