Emma by Jane Austen audiobook

Emma

By Jane Austen
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200136032

  • ISBN: 9798200136025

  • ISBN: 9798200136049

Runtime: 14.71 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The most perfect of Jane Austen's perfect novels begins with twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people's lives—for their own good, of course. Her well-meant interfering centers on the aloof Jane Fairfax, the dangerously attractive Frank Churchill, the foolish if appealing Harriet Smith, and the ambitious young vicar Mr. Elton—and ends with her complacency shattered, her mind awakened to some of life's more intractable dilemmas, and her happiness assured. Austen's comic imagination was so deft and beautifully fluent that she could use it to probe the deepest human ironies while setting before us a dazzling gallery of characters—some pretentious or ridiculous, some admirable and moving, all utterly true.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

No one creates silly English characters better than Austen, and Wanda McCaddon is up to the challenge. AudioFile
“Jane Austen is my favorite author!” E. M. Forster
“Though Austen herself described Emma as ‘a heroine whom no one but myself will much like,’ she endowed her creation with enough charm to see her through her most egregious behavior, and the saving grace of being able to learn from her mistakes. By the end of the novel, Harriet, Frank, and Jane are all properly accounted for; Emma is wiser.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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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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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 14.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English