Evelina

  • by Frances Burney
  • Narrated by Orson Scott Card, Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney's first and most beloved novel. It was a landmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influence such enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen.
By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the story follows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home and enters into late eighteenth-century London society - both its pleasures and its dangers. Life in eighteenth-century England is vividly rendered as Evelina is educated in the ways of the world and, eventually, love. As she battles such cruelties as social snobbery and delights in such thrills as pleasure gardens and balls, Evelina strives toward her final triumph, while capturing the hearts of listeners everywhere along the way.

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Great classic

One of the first and best novels in the English language. The main reader is also one of the best I've ever listened to.
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- J. Wachter

Was very surprised it was this good!

This novel proves that a good story stands for a very long time. I was so surprised at how very good it was. Once one got used to the older style of language, and that took very little time, the story was fast paced, fresh, engaging, and a genuine pleasure. There is a reason this book has stuck around for so long, and that reason is, it's a good book. Give it a try.
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- MidwestLady

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.