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Evelina

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(4,544 Sterne; 169 Bewertungen)

In this epistolary novel, we find a young woman named Evelina, who was raised in rural seclusion until her eighteenth year because of her uncertain parentage. Through a series of harrowing and humorous events that take place in London and an English resort town, Evelina learns how to navigate the complex layers of 18th century society and earn the love of a distinguished and honorable nobleman. This comedy of manners often satirizes the society in which it is set; Evelina is a significant precursor to later works by Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth, whose novels explore many of the same issues. (from Evelina’s Wikipedia entry, modified by ettelocin) (15 hr 52 min)

Chapters

00 - Original inscription, dedication, and preface

14:35

Read by Great Plains

01 - LETTER I. Lady Howard to the Rev. Mr. Villars

4:27

Read by Kristine Bekere

02 - LETTER II. Mr. Villars to Lady Howard

10:03

Read by Ed Meade

03 - LETTER III. Lady Howard to the Rev. Mr. Villars

3:07

Read by Kristine Bekere

04 - LETTER IV. Mr. Villars to Lady Howard

6:25

Read by Ed Meade

05 - LETTER V. Mr. Villars to Lady Howard

1:22

Read by Ed Meade

06 - LETTER VI. Lady Howard to the Rev. Mr. Villars

3:21

Read by Kristine Bekere

07 - LETTER VII. Lady Howard to the Rev. Mr. Villars

3:44

Read by Kristine Bekere

08 - LETTER VIII. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

3:50

Read by Elizabeth Klett

09 - LETTER IX. Mr. Villars to Evelina

1:50

Read by Ed Meade

10 - LETTER X. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

6:38

Read by Elizabeth Klett

11 - LETTER XI. Evelina in Continuation

14:58

Read by Elizabeth Klett

12 - LETTER XII. Evelina in Continuation

10:36

Read by Elizabeth Klett

13 - LETTER XIII. Evelina in Continuation

22:59

Read by Elizabeth Klett

14 - LETTER XIV. Evelina in Continuation

12:14

Read by Elizabeth Klett

15 - LETTER XV. Mr. Villars to Evelina.

5:19

Read by Ed Meade

16 - LETTER XVI. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

23:50

Read by Elizabeth Klett

17 - LETTER XVII. Evelina in Continuation

10:05

Read by Elizabeth Klett

18 - LETTER XVIII. Evelina in Continuation

5:48

Read by Elizabeth Klett

19 - LETTER XIX. Evelina in Continuation

10:58

Read by Elizabeth Klett

20 - LETTER XX. Evelina in Continuation

13:47

Read by Elizabeth Klett

21 - LETTER XXI. Evelina in Continuation

40:04

Read by Elizabeth Klett

22 - LETTER XXII. Evelina in Continuation

7:15

Read by Elizabeth Klett

23 - LETTER XXIII. Evelina in Continuation

26:03

Read by Elizabeth Klett

24 - LETTER XXIV. Mr. Villars to Evelina.

5:21

Read by Ed Meade

25 - LETTER XXV. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

8:22

Read by Elizabeth Klett

26 - LETTER XXVI. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

6:04

Read by Elizabeth Klett

27 - LETTER XXVII. Lady Howard to the Rev. Mr. Villars

4:37

Read by Kristine Bekere

28 - LETTER XXVIII. Mr. Villars to Lady Howard

13:00

Read by Ed Meade

29 - LETTER XXIX. Mr. Villars to Evelina.

1:33

Read by Ed Meade

30 - LETTER XXX. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

2:29

Read by Elizabeth Klett

31 - LETTER XXXI. Lady Howard to Sir John Belmont, Bart

4:25

Read by Kristine Bekere

32 - LETTER XXXII. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

4:30

Read by Elizabeth Klett

33 - LETTER XXXIII. Evelina in Continuation

35:28

Read by Elizabeth Klett

34 - LETTER XXXIV. Evelina in Continuation

12:40

Read by Elizabeth Klett

35 - LETTER XXXV. Sir John Belmont to Lady Howard

1:41

Read by Jason Talley

36 - LETTER XXXVI. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

5:38

Read by Elizabeth Klett

37 - LETTER XXXVII. Mr. Villars to Evelina

4:13

Read by Ed Meade

38 - LETTER XXXVIII. Mr. Villars to Lady Howard

4:38

Read by Ed Meade

39 - LETTER XXXIX. Mr. Villars to Evelina

2:27

Read by Ed Meade

40 - LETTER XL. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

16:14

Read by Elizabeth Klett

41 - LETTER XLI. Evelina to Miss Mirvan

3:16

Read by Elizabeth Klett

42 - LETTER XLII. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

14:12

Read by Elizabeth Klett

43 - LETTER XLIII. Evelina in Continuation

12:32

Read by Elizabeth Klett

44 - LETTER XLIV. Evelina in Continuation

7:56

Read by Elizabeth Klett

45 - LETTER XLV. Evelina in Continuation

10:55

Read by Elizabeth Klett

46 - LETTER XLVI. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

31:20

Read by Elizabeth Klett

47 - LETTER XLVII. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

14:41

Read by Elizabeth Klett

48 - LETTER XLVIII. Evelina in Continuation

8:15

Read by Elizabeth Klett

49 - LETTER XLIX. Mr. Villars to Evelina

4:25

Read by Ed Meade

50 - LETTER L. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

18:25

Read by Elizabeth Klett

51 - LETTER LI. Evelina in Continuation

14:47

Read by Elizabeth Klett

52 - LETTER LII. Evelina in Continuation

16:12

Read by Elizabeth Klett

53 - LETTER LIII. Evelina in Continuation

10:10

Read by Elizabeth Klett

54 - LETTER LIV. Evelina in Continuation

16:22

Read by Elizabeth Klett

55 - LETTER LV. Evelina in Continuation

6:28

Read by Elizabeth Klett

56 - LETTER LVI. Mr. Villars to Evelina

1:50

Read by Ed Meade

57 - LETTER LVII. Evelina to Miss Mirvan

5:12

Read by Elizabeth Klett

58 - LETTER LVIII. Evelina to Miss Mirvan

8:20

Read by Elizabeth Klett

59 - LETTER LIX. Evelina in Continuation

6:46

Read by Elizabeth Klett

60 - LETTER LX. Evelina in Continuation

15:32

Read by Elizabeth Klett

61 - LETTER LXI. Evelina in Continuation

3:17

Read by Elizabeth Klett

62 - LETTER LXII. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

11:41

Read by Elizabeth Klett

63 - LETTER LXIII. Evelina in Continuation

13:16

Read by Elizabeth Klett

64 - LETTER LXIV. Evelina in Continuation

25:16

Read by Elizabeth Klett

65 - LETTER LXV. Evelina in Continuation

6:46

Read by Elizabeth Klett

66 - LETTER LXVI. Evelina in Continuation

24:50

Read by Elizabeth Klett

67 - LETTER LXVII. Mr. Villars to Evelina

7:17

Read by Ed Meade

68 - LETTER LXVIII. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

12:56

Read by Elizabeth Klett

69 - LETTER LXIX. Evelina in Continuation

4:30

Read by Elizabeth Klett

70 - LETTER LXX. Evelina in Continuation

13:39

Read by Elizabeth Klett

71 - LETTER LXXI. Evelina in Continuation

1:36

Read by Elizabeth Klett

72 - LETTER LXXII. Evelina in Continuation

31:41

Read by Elizabeth Klett

73 - LETTER LXXIII. Mr. Villars to Evelina

4:53

Read by Ed Meade

74 - LETTER LXXIV. Lady Belmont to Sir John Belmont

5:47

Read by Nikki Sullivan

75 - LETTER LXXV. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

20:04

Read by Elizabeth Klett

76 - LETTER LXXVI. Evelina in Continuation

18:20

Read by Elizabeth Klett

77 - LETTER LXXVII. Evelina in Continuation

34:11

Read by Elizabeth Klett

78 - LETTER LXXVIII. Evelina in Continuation

13:58

Read by Elizabeth Klett

79 - LETTER LXXIX. Evelina in Continuation

9:29

Read by Elizabeth Klett

80 - LETTER LXXX. Evelina in Continuation

18:01

Read by Elizabeth Klett

81 - LETTER LXXXI. Evelina in Continuation

6:52

Read by Elizabeth Klett

82 - LETTER LXXXII. Evelina in Continuation

35:51

Read by Elizabeth Klett

83 - LETTER LXXXIII. Mr. Villars to Evelina

3:07

Read by Ed Meade

84 - LETTER LXXXIV. Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars

1:06

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Bewertungen

Lovely! intriguing plot.

(5 Sterne)

in a mood for Austin and Bronte but having exhausted those venues, I was so excited to hear about how Fanny Burney was not only roughly contemporary with and similar to, but actually also inspired Austin's own works (there is a definite sense of Northanger Abbey in the beginning of the book, though this heroine is a little more inspirational and easier to sympathize with). I was not disappointed and it will be pursuing all of her other books. the narrative style the entire book written through correspondence was fine, and I loved how there were different readers for each character writing the letters. Elizabeth Klett is my favorite reader in any LibriVox book and she does a fantastic job with the many characters described by the heroine.

Wonderfully Read

(5 Sterne)

Do not be put off by the original preface which is the first thing you hear when listening to this book. Her style of writing the book itself is completely different and much easier to listen to. The cast of characters that Fanny Burney depicts in her book range from the sweetest to the most ridiculous to the most obnoxious. It is a long but enjoyable read.

Great way of organizing the readings

(4 Sterne)

I appreciated that each of the narrators only read letters that were written by the same character. It was a clever way of having several readers while making the narration feel consistent. The story itself was good as well. The characters and their motives are straightforward but still entertaining. I can definitively see how later writers such as Austen were influenced by Burney’s works

(5 Sterne)

Thank you readers! I appreciate you!!

Superb Reading, Good Story

(5 Sterne)

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Elizabeth Klett does the majority of the reading, and does it in her faultless way. The other readers are good enough. The story might have been a bit predictable, but it had a couple little twists that kept things interesting.

very interesting, very well read.

(4 Sterne)

the story duels sometimes very long upon distressing situations Evelina passes through and that was a little too much at the moment, but in the end it all makes sence and have a beautiful ending.

Early Romance, Drags a Bit

(4 Sterne)

Using multiple voices for each character's letters works well. Language is a bit florid and exaggerated to today's ears, but in best romance, they (almost) live happily ever after.

The funniest and wisest book

(4,5 Sterne)

It is a very good book, it made me an addict。It produces real joy and sactisfaction onthe reader。itwas impossible not to laugh as it was so interesting andfunny。