Jane Austen Collection: Sense & Sensibility/Pride & Prejudice/Persuasion/Lady Susan

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The award-winning series of Jane Austen novels on Naxos Audiobooks - in distinctive productions with music of the period - are now available collected into two boxed sets. This set, volume 2, includes Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Lady Susan

Persuasion

Selected as one of 2001’s Best Audiobooks
Boston Sunday Globe • Los Angeles Times

Anne Elliot has ...

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Jane Austen Collection: Seven Novels in One: Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Lady Susan

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Overview

The award-winning series of Jane Austen novels on Naxos Audiobooks - in distinctive productions with music of the period - are now available collected into two boxed sets. This set, volume 2, includes Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Lady Susan

Persuasion

Selected as one of 2001’s Best Audiobooks
Boston Sunday Globe • Los Angeles Times

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first and only love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. When their paths finally cross again, Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone. As the pair continue to share the same social circle, dramatic events in Lyme Regis, and later in Bath, conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstang in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

Music: Beethoven, Krommer

Pride and Prejudice

Selected as one of 2001’s Best Audiobooks
Boston Sunday Globe • Los Angeles Times

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So opens this famous novel which has become Jane Austen's best loved and best known work. It was in this book that all Jane Austen's talents combined to create not only the most wonderful love story, but dialogue that sparkles with wit and irony, an ingenious and compelling plot and some of the most unforgettable characters ever created.

Music: Krommer, Hummel, Carulli

Sense and Sensibility

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 amodest 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 sensitivity.

Music: Weber, Beethoven, Dittersdorf

Lady Susan

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.

Music: 19th century chamber music

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789626342299
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: 11 CDs, 13 Hours
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 4.82 (h) x 3.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Austen
Jane Austen's delightful, carefully wrought novels of manners remain surprisingly relevant, nearly 200 years after they were first published. Her novels -- Pride and Prejudice and Emma among them -- are those rare books that offer us a glimpse at the mores of a specific period while addressing the complexities of love, honor, and responsibility that still intrigue us today.

Biography

In 1801, George Austen retired from the clergy, and Jane, Cassandra, and their parents took up residence in Bath, a fashionable town Jane liked far less than her native village. Jane seems to have written little during this period. When Mr. Austen died in 1805, the three women, Mrs. Austen and her daughters, moved first to Southampton and then, partly subsidized by Jane's brothers, occupied a house in Chawton, a village not unlike Jane's first home. There she began to work on writing and pursued publishing once more, leading to the anonymous publication of Sense and Sensibility in 1811 and Pride and Prejudice in 1813, to modestly good reviews.

Known for her cheerful, modest, and witty character, Jane Austen had a busy family and social life, but as far as we know very little direct romantic experience. There were early flirtations, a quickly retracted agreement to marry the wealthy brother of a friend, and a rumored short-lived attachment -- while she was traveling -- that has not been verified. Her last years were quiet and devoted to family, friends, and writing her final novels. In 1817 she had to interrupt work on her last and unfinished novel, Sanditon, because she fell ill. She died on July 18, 1817, in Winchester, where she had been taken for medical treatment. After her death, her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published, together with a biographical notice, due to the efforts of her brother Henry. Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

Author biography courtesy of Barnes & Noble Books.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      December 16, 1775
    2. Place of Birth:
      Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      July 18, 1817
    2. Place of Death:
      Winchester, Hampshire, England
    1. Education:
      Taught at home by her father

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Very Good

    Can't believe I got 7 Jane Austen books for this cheap. I love all of her works, but Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.

    Each book has its own link in the table of contents.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Good

    There are so many pages!!! Wow. But the novels had links in the table of contents. Also, the language of the novels were not "edited" or changed to current language, which I found to my liking. Really good collection and I would recommend it. Just brace yourself!;) LOVE JANE AUSTEN BOOKS!!!:D

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Links work and is formatted well

    I've seen reviews that say the links do not work and the text is formatted incorrectly. I found when I adjusted the font size everything was fine. I had no problems with the links either. I'm glad to see the entire collection in one place and I do have to admit-I've never read one of her books. I am happy with this selection.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    Ends in middle of northhanger abbey

    Missing two and a half books. Links don't work. Too many pages makes reader very slow.

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    Price is right

    A good, complete version of all Austen novels, literally at your fingertips! I'll never be without my Jane.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Links dont work!

    I just bought this and you cant navigate to the different books without going page by page. useless and a total waste of money.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2010

    ABRIDGED

    This CD set is abridged, except for the "The Watsons." I was very disappointed, because this is not mentioned on the web page. Next time I will do more research before purchasing.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    A True Treasure Trove

    Any fan of Jane Austen's work will love to have this volume in their collection. To read them all for the first time, second, or in some cases tenth or twelfth, is to take a trip back in time and space to an era that is brilliantly drawn with multi-dimensional characters we feel we know. The stories and pages come to life and deliver an unforgettable experience.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Great Stories!

    I love Jane Austen and any movies that have been made from the books. reat to travel with and no lugging a huge or several book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    you must read this

    book good for young teens-and book discussions

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Properly formatted

    Finally a properly formatted classic collection. Thank you!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    No disappointment

    Cost me almost nothing and have had no problem being able to read all the books.
    Never a bad choice to read Austen, in any form. She easily captures the women and men of her time and her characters are everything from ridiculous and amusing to strong and sophisticated.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Great in all ways.

    Great product, great stories, great author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Love all 7 of these books.

    Love all 7 of these books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    A++

    Great - Nice to have all in one .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    Peerless

    I've read the usual 6 published works of Jane Austen many times, but this is the first time I've had a chance to see her "Juvenilia".

    Thanks for making this possible!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    ?

    I need to know if this version has any type-os (spelling?)? Because if so, i'm not going to waste money on it. Plaese, answer me!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Zzzzz

    Zzzz huh o yeah im reading this ( I SAID TO MYSELF A MILLION TIMES)

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 21, 2012

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    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Well worth it

    Thanks!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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