The Letters of Jane Austen


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.8 stars; 5 reviews)

This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-nephew, Edward, Lord Brabourne. The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility (abbreviated "S and S"), Pride and Prejudice (also called First Impressions, or P and P), Mansfield Park ("MP") and Emma. They are also replete with details about her family life, including the extended families and careers of her brothers, James, Edward, Frank, Henry, and Charles. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) (7 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Preface 11:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 1-3 9:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 4-5 9:41 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 6-7 11:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 8-10 14:51 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 11-12 10:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 13-14 14:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 15-16 11:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 17-18 11:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 19-21 10:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 22-23 16:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 24-26 14:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 27-28 16:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 29-30 16:41 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 31-32 15:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 33-34 13:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 35-36 18:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 37-39 16:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 40-43 11:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 44-45 19:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 46-47 8:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 48-49 24:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 50-51 15:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 52-53 15:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 54-56 11:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 57-59 13:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 60-61 11:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 62-65 13:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 66-68 11:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 69-70 11:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 71-72 11:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Letters 73-78 34:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

I love Jane—and Elizabeth Klett!

(5 stars)

Beautiful reading by EK! I love Jane Austen's wit, sharper here because so much of it is directed at the neighbors and acquaintances she shares with her sister and (later) nieces. I laughed out loud several times. I especially love seeing her mature and her priorities shift as she gets older. Beautiful ending with Cassandra's letters.

Great Insight...

(4 stars)

....into Jane Austen's mind and beautifully read by Klett.