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NAX23012 - AUSTEN, J.: Jane Austen Collection (The), Vol. 2 (11-CD set) (Abridged)
The Works of Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility • Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice • Lady Susan
Read by Juliet Stevenson Jenny Agutter,
Harriet Walter, Kim Hicks, Carole Boyd & Others
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.' The opening of Pride and Prejudice sets the tone and the story for perhaps the best known of Jane Austen's novels, in which the Bennet sisters search for 'a suitable match.'
In Sense and Sensibility, it is the turn of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, to battle with their differing temperaments and the demands of societies, before they can find their 'suitable match.'
And in Persuasion, Anne Elliot experiences a seven-year separation from the man she loves before their paths cross again. Also in this collection is Jane Austen's earliest and most neglected novel, Lady Susan: the delightful portrait of the attractive, duplicitous widow of the title, who is happy to manipulate the feelings of those around her to gain her ends.
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