Lady Susan

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Cindy Hardin Killavey
  • 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The plot is simple: Lady Susan, a clever and ruthless widow, determines that her shy and intimidated teenaged daughter will going to marry a man whom both detest but who will make a good financial "catch". Lady Susan sets her own sights on her sister-in-law's brother, all the while keeping an old affair simmering on the back burner. But people refuse to play the roles they are assigned and her plans spin out of control.One of Austen's earliest novels, Lady Susan is not only a wonderful character study, but it is the only time that Jane Austen deals with London high society.

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Lady Susan, an Austen leading lady one cannot love

I thoroughly dislike Lady Susan (the woman, not the book) from start to finish. Yet, every time I finish the book, I have to step back and give grudging admiration for this unprincipled, schemer. She got everything she wanted. Lady Susan got the much younger man she craved and got her daughter married into a family who at one time would have scorned to be associated with Lady Susan.

The more I think about the matter, the more I become convinced that the daughter and Lady Susan were executing a clever plot to accomplish their ends. The tears and lamentations of the daughter and the fury of Lady Susan were just part of the scheme, all sound and fury, signifying nothing.

This is a book one loves to hate.
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- Joseph R

I liked the plotline

the recording had a lot of static so I wasn't able to hear the story at times.
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- Victoria

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2008
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings