Jane Austen
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Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16th December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath and then to Chawton in Hampshire. She wrote from a young age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions. It was initially rejected by the published she submitted it too and eventually published in 1813 after much revision. All four of her novels - Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815) published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (both 1817) were published posthumously.

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    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,086

    One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By katherine on 30-01-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Emma

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    A lively comedy of manners, with a witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brought to life by Emma Thompson

    • By Rhi07 on 19-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424

    In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great way to hear a classic

    • By Mrs. A. Gardner on 13-09-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Northanger Abbey

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604

    A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Austen's best work brought to life

    • By S Plateau on 31-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a tale of love and marriage told with irony and insight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Sue on 08-09-07

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 979
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 817
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812

    Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Persuaded.

    • By M on 18-10-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lively and fresh

    • By Kirsten on 04-09-12

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Mansfield Park

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    At the tender age of 10, Fanny Price is 'adopted' by her rich relations and is removed from the poverty of her home in Portsmouth to the opulence of Mansfield Park...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A reluctant Janeite not reluctant any more.

    • By Colin Davey on 20-11-16

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 520

    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First of many

    • By DooeyDuck on 19-08-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Miss on 27-09-14

    Regular price: £22.89

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