Lady Susan (version 2)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 18 reviews)

Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the primary focus of this short novel is the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engages in affairs and searches for suitable husbands for herself and her young daughter, the actual action shares its importance with Austen’s manipulation of her characters' behavior by means of their reactions to the letters that they receive. The heroine adds additional interest by altering the tone of her own letters based on the recipient of the letter. Thus, the character of Lady Susan is developed through many branches as Austen suggests complications of identity and the way in which that identity is based on interaction rather than on solitary constructions of personality. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(2 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Lady Susan Vernon to Mr Vernon 2:37 Read by Brenda Dayne
Lady Susan Vernon to Mrs Johnson 5:02 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 3:44 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Mr de Courcy to Lady Vernon 2:18 Read by Kevin Cade
Lady Susan Vernon to Mrs Johnson 4:13 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Vernon to Mr de Courcy 3:54 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Lady Susan Vernon to Mrs Johnson 4:58 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 3:52 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Mrs Johnson to Lady S. Vernon 1:59 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Lady Susan Vernon to Mrs Johnson 4:19 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 2:24 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Sir Reginald de Courcy to his son 4:43 Read by Jim Milles
Lady de Courcy to Mrs Vernon 2:49 Read by Dreama Lynn
Mr de Courcy to Sir Reginald 5:01 Read by Kevin Cade
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 3:59 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson 3:38 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 5:27 Read by Shelly Brisbin
From the Same to the Same 2:36 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson 4:03 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 7:43 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Miss Vernon to Mr de Courcy 2:10 Read by Heather Ordover
Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson 6:56 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 4:42 Read by Shelly Brisbin
From the Same to the Same 13:20 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson 7:28 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Johnson to Lady Susan 4:28 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 2:37 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Mrs Johnson to Lady Susan 2:08 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Lady Susan Vernon to Mrs Johnson 2:46 Read by Brenda Dayne
Lady Susan Vernon to Mr de Courcy 5:33 Read by Brenda Dayne
Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson 1:58 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Johnson to Lady Susan 2:36 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson 1:21 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mr de Courcy to Lady Susan 1:29 Read by Kevin Cade
Lady Susan Vernon to Mr de Courcy 2:05 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mr de Courcy to Lady Susan 2:09 Read by Kevin Cade
Lady Susan to Mr de Courcy 1:15 Read by Brenda Dayne
Mrs Johnson to Lady Susan Vernon 2:41 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Lady Susan to Mrs Johnson 2:42 Read by Brenda Dayne
Lady de Courcy to Mrs Vernon 2:14 Read by Dreama Lynn
Mrs Vernon to Lady de Courcy 3:05 Read by Shelly Brisbin
Conclusion 6:50 Read by Sage Tyrtle

Reviews

I am a (

(2 stars)

u7.u77777777777777777777777777777777777 iuiuu777777u77uuuuu77iuiuu777u7u iuiuu777u7u

(4 stars)

I enjoyed the multiple readers and their characters. the book itself was enjoyable and it was challenging at first whether or not to like Lady Susan.