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Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
2 Hrs. 30 Min.
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Lady Susan was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed. An epistolary novel in 18th-century style, it tells the story of the recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon, intelligent but highly manipulative, who is intent on gaining financially secure relationships for both herself and her wayward but shy teenage daughter Frederica.

Less known than Austen's six great later novels, it demonstrates the wit and sharp observations of Jane Austen - and is shown at its best in audiobook form, with different actresses presenting real characters as they read their letters.

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Jane Austen's Lady Susan
Reviewer bex
 September 02, 2009
Lady Susan is hysterical! It is a shorter, lesser-known story by Jane Austen. Lady Susan is probably more scandalous than any of Austen's characters. She reminds me of the Marquise de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, although not quite as extreme in her lust and cruelty. Another similarity to Les Liaisons Dangereuses is that the story is told in letters. This story lets you see a side of Jane Austen you don't see in her more famous works.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: L014218
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