Lady Susan

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen (Author), a full cast (Narrateur)
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Jane Austen’s earliest known serious work, Lady Susan is a short, epistolary novel that portrays a woman bent on the exercise of her own powerful mind and personality to the point of social self-destruction.

Lady Susan, a clever and ruthless widow, determines that her daughter is going to marry a man whom both detest. She sets her own sights on her sister-in-law’s brother, all the while keeping an old affair simmering on the back burner.

But people refuse to play the roles assigned them. In the end, her daughter gets the sister-in-law’s brother, the old affair runs out of steam, and all that is left for Lady Susan is the man intended for her daughter, whom neither can abide.

Told through a series of letters between the characters, the work concludes abruptly with the comment: “this correspondence…could not, to the great detriment of the Post Office revenue, be continued any longer.”

Book details

Laurelle Westaway (Other contributor), Susan Mccarthy (Other contributor), Melissa Leventon (Other contributor), Bobbie Frohman (Other contributor), David Thorn (Other contributor), Alcazar AudioWorks (Other contributor)
Publication date
January 01, 2006
File size
253 MB