Jane Austen’s Charlotte by Julia Barrett audiobook

Jane Austen’s Charlotte: Her Fragment of a Last Novel, Completed, by Julia Barrett

By Jane Austen
Completed by Julia Barrett
Read by Johanna Ward

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470890292

  • ISBN: 9780786197064

Runtime: 8.52 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In completing Jane Austen’s last novel, Julia Barrett has emerged with a literary treasure, holding true to the characters and theme designed by Ms. Austen. Set in the developing seaside town of Sanditon, it portrays a young woman from the countryside who is exposed to the sophistication and cynicism of resort life. Her name is Charlotte. With disarming charm and wit, she observes for us the array of quirky characters who reside in the booming resort-to-be.

The innocent but keen-witted Charlotte quickly finds herself rather deeply involved in this uproarious little town. She can’t help but get swept up in the antics of the Parkers and Denhams, even while she is vexed and perplexed by the droll Sidney Parker. But even the best efforts of this charming young woman may not be enough to save the budding resort town.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Those (like me) in search of sneers must go elsewhere.” James R. Kincaid, New York Times Book Review
“Charlotte…demonstrates Barrett’s remarkable ability to extend a story…making Austen’s work and her feel as one…No easy accomplishment.” Oxford Review
“Barrett develops these characters with the same sharp eys and wit that Austen brought to their creation.” International Herald Tribune
“Barrett’s…story reads…like genuine Austen…A readable book with modern themes.” Charlotte Observer
“A flawless performance [by] Johanna Ward, who deserves a medal.” AudioFile
“Exquisitely written and read. Ward’s understated narration surrounds readers with elegant prose that depicts intrigue and the interrelationships among the quirky characters of Sanditon.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Julia Barrett

Author Bio: Julia Barrett

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Steventon, England, and later moved to Bath. She began to write early 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. She is now considered by many scholars to be the first great woman novelist.

Julia Barrett is the author of The Third Sister, a sequel to Sense and Sensibility, and Presumption, a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, both successful and widely praised. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English