<i>Sense and Sensibility</i> & <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>, with Songs from Regency England by Jane Austen audiobook

Sense and Sensibility & Pride and Prejudice, with Songs from Regency England

By Jane Austen
Read by Alison Larkin

By Jane Austen
Read by Alison Larkin

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982704919

  • ISBN: 9781982704926

Runtime: 27.53 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this delightful double bill, narrator Alison Larkin’s AudioFile Earphones Award–winning recording of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice are followed by songs from Regency England to give listeners a sense of what after-dinner family entertainment might have sounded like in Jane Austen’s time.

Recorded in a drawing room not unlike the Bennets’, a young lady who sounds suspiciously like Mary Bennet sings “The Lonely Ash Grove,” “Ye Banks and Braes,” and “Down by the Salley Gardens.”

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Editorial Reviews

“Alison Larkin’s narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence. Her delicate voice and perfect English accent sweep the listener back in time, right into the lives of the characters. Austen’s nineteenth-century writing style flows off Larkin’s tongue, making the dense passages easy to understand. She effortlessly conveys the many humorous scenes, capturing the pompous gentry and their ridiculous (even to them, apparently) social conventions…This version stands out as one of the best.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jane Austen

Author Bio: Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817) is considered by many scholars to be the first great woman novelist. Born in Steventon, England, she later moved to Bath and began to write for her own and her family’s amusement. Her novels, set in her own English countryside, depict the daily lives of provincial middle-class families with wry observation, a delicate irony, and a good-humored wit.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 27.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English