Jane Austen: Persuasion (unabridged)

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Jane Austen: Persuasion (unabridged)

Catalogue No:

NA743612

Discs:

7

Release date:

29th Jan 2007

Barcode:

9789626344361

Length:

8 hours 42 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Jane Austen: Persuasion (unabridged)


Read by Juliet Stevenson

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Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first and only love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. When their paths finally cross again, Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone. As the pair continue to share the same social circle, dramatic events in Lyme Regis, and later in Bath, conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity. Juliet Stevenson reads this unabridged recording with her customary clarity and particular understanding for the words and world of Jane Austen.

Persuasion

Chapter 1: Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire…

This friend and Sir Walter did not marry…

He was, at that time, a very young man…

Chapter 2: Mr Shepherd, a civil, cautious, lawyer…

This was the principle on which Anne wanted…

Lady Russell felt obliged to oppose her dear Anne…

Chapter 3: 'I must take leave to observe, Sir Walter…'

Here Anne spoke. 'The Navy, I think…'

It seemed as if Mr. Shepherd, in this anxiety…

Chapter 4: He was not Mr. Wentworth, the former curate…

They knew not each other's opinion…

Chapter 5: On the morning appointeed for Admiral and Mrs Croft…

Anne was so impressed by the degree of their danger…

Upper Cross was a moderate-sized village…

Oh, well', and after a moment's pause…

Chapter 6: Anne had not wanted this visit to Upper Cross…

One of the least agreeable circumstances of her residence…

The party at the Great House was sometimes increased…

The folks of the Great House were to spend the evening…

Chapter 7: A very few days more, and Captain Wentworth…

The child had a good night and was going on well…

The next moment she was tapping…

Mary had no feelings to make her respect her sisters…

Chapter 8: From this time, Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot…

Phoo! Phoo!', cried the Admiral…

They were actually on the same sofa…

What a great traveller you must have been…'

Chapter 9: Captain Wentworth was come to Kellynch as to a home…

Her husband, however, would not agree with her here…

Charles Hayter had met with much…

In another moment, however, she found herself in the state…

Chapter 10: Other opportunities of making her observations…

Winthrop, however, or its environs…

He had done, and was unanswered…

The walking party had crossed the lane…

Chapter 11: The time now approached for Lady Russel's return…

The first heedless scheme had been to go in the morning…

They all met and were introduced…

The nights were too dark for the ladies to meet again…

Chapter 12: Anne and Henrietta, finding themselves the earliest…

After attending Louisa through her business…

Miss Elliot', said he, speaking rather low…

Everyone capable of thinking felt the advantage of the idea…

Charles, Henrietta, and Captain Wentworth…

Anne had never submitted more reluctantly…

Chapter 13: The remainder of Anne's time at Upper Cross…

Anne had never entered Kellynch since her quitting…

Mrs Croft always met her with a kindness…

Chapter 14: Though Charles and Mary had remained at Lyme…

Charles laughed again and said…

There can be no doubt that Lady Russell and Anne…

Chapter 15: Sir Walter had taken a very good house in Camden Place…

The circumstances of his marriageg, too, were found…

Anne mentioned the glimpses she had of him at Lyme…

It was the same, the very same man…

Chapter 16: There was one point which Anne, on returning…

It was now some years since Anne had begun to learn…

Sir Walter, however, would choose his own means…

Chapter 17: While Sir Walter and Elizabeth were assiduously pushing…

There had been a time, Mrs Smith told her…

Anne had called several times on her friend…

Lady Russell was now perfectly decided in her opinion…

Chapter 18: It was the beginning of February…

So ended the first part, which had afterwards put into…

This was Sir Walter and Elizabeth's share of interest…

Anne was too much engaged with Lady Russell…

Anne had been ashamed to appear to comprehend so soon…

Chapter 19: While Admiral Croft was taking this walk with Anne…

It did not surprise, but it grieved Anne…

The following morning Anne was out with her friend…

Chapter 20: Sir Walter, his two daughters, and Mrs. Clay…

Either from the consciousness, however, that his friend…

Upon Lady Russell's appearance soon afterwards…

Mr Elliot was not disappointed in the interest…

In re-setting themselves, there were now many changes…

Chapter 21: Anne recollected with pleasure, the next morning…

Anne heard nothing of this. She was still in the astonishment…

No', said Anne. I can readily believe all that of my cousin…

Anne's astonished air and exclamation of wonder…

Mr Elliot', replied Mrs Smith, 'at that period of his life…'

The letter I am looking for was one written by Mr Elliot…'

My dear Mrs Smith, your authority is deficient…'

Yes', said Anne. 'You tell me nothing which does not accord…'

Anne was shown some letters of his on the occasion…

Chapter 22: Anne went home to think over all that she had heard…

Anne admired the good acting of the friend…

Anne's only surprise was in that…

Here, they were interrupted by the absolute necessity…

A morning of thorough confusion was to be expected…

Mrs Musgrove was good-humouredly beginning to express…

Their preparations, however, were stopped short…

Chapter 23: One day only had passed since Anne's conversation…

Anne found an unexpected interest here…

Your feelings may be the strongest', replied Anne…

She could not immediately have uttered another sentence…

Such a letter was not to be soon recovered from…

Presently, struck by a sudden thought, Charles said…

In his preceding attempts to attach himself to Louisa…

You should have distinguished', replied Anne…

Chapter 24: Who can be in doubt of what followed?

The news of his cousin Anne's engagement…

Audiophile Audition

“Listening to Juliet Stevenson’s marvelous reading, one wonders if she collaborated with Austen in another life. Her narration enhances the text so beautifully that one thinks the author must have coached her. Stevenson applies vocal interpretations that make the characters pop with life.”

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“Stevenson is a natural for reading Austen, never showy, no verbal trickery, and an obvious love for Austen that communicates to the reader.”

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