Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, the Spectator described it as a "poisonous book ... capable of poisoning the minds of those who read it." Although it is unlikely to offend modern listeners in this way, this novel addresses many feminist issues that are still relevant today. (Summary by Joy Chan)(10 hr 24 min)
|Ann Veronica Talks to Her Father||55:26||Read by Joy Chan|
|Ann Veronica gathers points of view||32:58||Read by Joy Chan|
|The morning of the crisis||52:08||Read by Joy Chan|
|The crisis||13:34||Read by Joy Chan|
|The flight to London||35:50||Read by Joy Chan|
|Expostulations||32:37||Read by Joy Chan|
|Ideals and a reality||50:56||Read by Joy Chan|
|Biology||45:53||Read by Joy Chan|
|Discords||1:02:27||Read by Joy Chan|
|The Suffragettes||35:40||Read by Joy Chan|
|Thoughts in prison||19:07||Read by Joy Chan|
|Ann Veronica puts things in order||27:34||Read by Joy Chan|
|The sapphire ring||40:25||Read by Joy Chan|
|The collapse of the penitent||31:09||Read by Joy Chan|
|The last days at home||22:14||Read by Joy Chan|
|In the mountains||40:27||Read by Joy Chan|
|In perspective||21:27||Read by Joy Chan|
exellent reading by miss Chan
very well written, although it felt like 2 stories in a way. I've never been a student of feminism having been born at a time when women can be just a 'free' as men. This story's glimpes at the original impulses and circumstances that spawned modern feminism gave me something to think about and wonder if they way inequality was resolved was really the best one, seeing that in some ways, women are worse off for it in significant areas of our lives. I also thought the main character was extremely selfish, not able to consider or calculate consequences that her actions may have on others, and living from an exaggerated self first perspective. Her father may be responsible for her outlook though as he was just selfish in his way, not fulfilling his duties as father, beyond the physical maintenance of his daughter. His lack of interest in her as a person in need care, love and guidance because she was born female, was disheartening and he kind of asked for the behaviour she exhibited in her rebellion.
good for thinkinking
This book was a very good read- especially for a young lady of approximately the same age. It spoke on many of the questions and musing I myself have pondered. The only thing I didn't care for was the ending. It ended up being more trashy than I was hoping. I was, however, very surprised at how open the author was about certain topics and thoughts- an especially rare thing it seems for the era in which it was written. Good effort, good read, a little disappointing at the end.
Very good reader and the story is great. Many things in it we are still strugling with to day and unbeliveable the inside of H.G.Wells in to the feminin feelings and the will with him to see the right for in same justis for men and women. Thanks for this great reading and story.
Interesting and compelling.
An enjoyable listen. Feminist themes very interesting.
Interesting book, well read.
All in all a very interesting book that I very much enjoyed listening to.