The Watsons


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(4.2 stars; 32 reviews)

This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh printed it in his A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1871. The title is from him.

Mr Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged to return to her father's house. There she is chagrined by the crude and reckless husband-hunting of two of her twenty-something sisters.
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(1 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Part 1 26:51 Read by Gesine
Part 2 23:17 Read by Gesine
Part 3 15:42 Read by Gesine
Part 4 8:48 Read by Gesine
Part 5 27:02 Read by Gesine
Part 6 6:46 Read by Gesine

Reviews

I wish there was more

(5 stars)

Everything that Jane Austen wrote has her characteristic narrative. Which I love! I wish we had more Jane Austen novels.

Classic Jane Austen

(5 stars)

Perfect reader for this partial work. I was drawn in immediately!

(5 stars)

'Twas a charming book, sadly unfinished.

(3.5 stars)

Well read, and not bad for a fragment of a novel.