Lady Susan (version 2)


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(4 stars; 70 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


(2 stars)

I am enjoying the book but not the constant reminders of who has recorded it etc at the beginning these can be 27 second out of a 2 minute chapter. So I trusive and takes away from the quality and enjoyment.

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(3 stars)

I appreciate Librovox and all the volunteers; but with rest of short letters constantly intruding, and sometimes as long as the reading. Iconfess I gave it up on the 4th letter.


(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.


(4 stars)

I’d never heard of this novel before. I liked the way it was recorded with each person taking a character’s voice. Thank you.


(4.5 stars)

I enjoyed the different voices of readers. And I enjoyed Miss Austin’s telling of events that surely happened in many families of old

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(3 stars)

I had never heard of this title. I enjoyed the story line. But won't read it again.

good but I really don't care for the way it done.


(3 stars)

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(2 stars)

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