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Sintesi dell'editore

After Jane Austen's earliest known writings, she began a more serious work, Lady Susan, in 1793 or 1794. It 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. Lady Susan 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, and 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, the one neither can abide.

Jane Austen ended this work abruptly with the comment: "This correspondence...could not, to the great detriment of the Post Office revenue, be continued any longer."

(P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

"Character is revealed, plot unfolds, suspense builds - all through the device of letters exchanged amongst Lady Susan, her family, friends, and enemies." (AudioFile)

Altri titoli dello stesso

Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Lady Susan

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utente anonimo
  • 27/07/2018

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Io inizialmente non pensavo che mi sarebbe piaciuto un libro in forma epistolare e invece questa storia e avvincente !! Consigliato a coloro che hanno già letti i libri di Jane Austin anche se non complesso come altri la storia merita !!

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kerlian
  • 06/04/2005

Three cheers for multi voice readers

For years I have been waiting for audiobooks with multiple readers, which I believe, are much more convincing than a single reader production. Enter Lady Susan, I am glad my waiting isn't in vain.

10 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • tray
  • 14/04/2021

Narration is irksome

I can’t get past the narration. Will read the book instead. American voices for an English story. Confuses the listener... is this set in England or early America? No thanks! I like my Austen stories read by British narrators.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Laurie
  • 08/04/2021

Excellent early work for a young Jane Austen!

The story is told via letters/correspondence between the characters and despite this type of delivery still is a delight to read and really shows her talents at an early age of around 20. Highly recommend!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utente anonimo
  • 27/03/2021

Great, witty text

Classic Jane Austen, I could not help myself, but admire Lady Susan and her ability to always perceive herself as a good person and not as a villain to others. And her ability to twist her actions to apppear good. Nice narration, lovely voices, nice changes of voices for different characters.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • blessdmomof4
  • 14/03/2021

Horrible narration. I couldn’t even finish!

I decided to read it instead. The narration was really terrible. Each “character” had a different voice but some were unbearable. They really didn’t seem to fit the characters at all and some seemed overdone just to try to distinguish them from another “voice”.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Annie
  • 14/02/2021

Brilliant

As a fan of all Jane Austen works, this was the first time I’ve listened to this play and it was fabulous. It was a free download but nothing short of perfection. I can only imagine how well the story would have gone, had Ms Austen lived long enough to finish it.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Tyson Escoto
  • 07/01/2021

No

The Narrators are insufferable, story could be ok but epistolary format is distracting and shallow.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Indigo90
  • 20/11/2020

Juvenalia of Jane Austin

This should be interesting to her biggest fans. I enjoyed it well enough, though I found the performances B grade. It's got some of the JA wit, but with less finesse than her later work.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • DeAnna
  • 21/09/2020

Jane Austen at her most wicked

Lady Susan is the English Marquise de Merteuil without the financial stability. Beautiful, cunning, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon schemes to maintain her opulent lifestyle via seduction and marriage. She angles for an advantageous second marriage for herself while seeking out a marriage for her daughter by which she herself will profit.

A homage to Les Liaisons dangereuses, the story of this novella unfolds through a series of letters that slowly reveal Lady Susan's numerous machinations. While not as cruel as Les Liaisons dangereuses, Lady Susan is certainly Jane Austen at her most wicked and it is wonderful!

  • Generale
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  • Nancy
  • 28/02/2006

Great book, so-so production

This is a very enjoyable book. The epistolary format is perfect for audio, and it's pretty sexy stuff for Miss Austen. The actors' hodgepodge of American and semi-Brit accents, as well as self-conscious delivery is a drag, but you get past it pretty quickly, because the story carries the day. I'd love to see a better production of this work.

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Avril
  • 18/05/2014

Oh dear, oh dear oh Dear!!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

English voices and proper pronounciation

What did you like best about this story?

only the author, I have just read this in book form - totally preferable

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

Not if they are attempting English accents

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, apart from the male narrator, even the actors had different american regional accents which really grate - some try to sound a little English, in patches, but without much success.

Any additional comments?

The pronunciation is dire Main Wairing for the anglicised Mannering. Churchill for ChurchHIll.

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