Lady Susan

Lady Susan Vernon is a selfish, attractive, and unscrupulous widow, on the hunt for a new husband.

By Jane Austen Read by Rosalyn Landor Classics / Fiction / History - European / Romance English, Unabridged 2h 31m Sell Sheet
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2 Audio CDs January 17, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520064093 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs January 17, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520064109 Add to Cart
							Lady Susan is a short, epistolary novel by Jane Austen. Lady Susan Vernon is a selfish, attractive, and unscrupulous woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. As a widow, she seeks a match for herself, as well as husband-hunting for her daughter. Lady Susan is not only beautiful but intelligent and witty; she's highly attractive to men and her suitors are always significantly younger. Inspired by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and written in a similar form, Lady Susan is one of Jane Austen's earliest finished works. In it, she reveals all the caustic wit and brilliant social satire of her later novellas.

"In audio, it is a particular delight, as it showcases Austen's subversive and rapier wit and her strong ability to create character out of dialogue alone. The catty cat-and-mouse plot makes a wonderful, brief spree of a listen, and Landor excels in creating the various tonal implications of the letters that make up the story. Spanning just two discs, and two and one-half hours, it is a perfect confection." - Booklist, Starred Review

"Rosalyn Landor does her usual first-rate job of voicing the various characters, especially the malicious (mental) whine of Lady Susan. Verdict: Recommended for all Austen lovers, classic fiction enthusiasts, and historical romance readers." - Library Journal