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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Carolyn Seymour Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781455196593
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Passionate, headstrong, and fiercely independent, twenty-one-year-old Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to live her life to the fullest. When her autocratic father attempts to curb her academic ambitions and social experiences, she escapes her stodgy, conventional world and sets out alone to make a fresh start in London. There, enrolled as a student of biology, she discovers a flourishing unknown world of intellectuals, suffragettes, socialists and free love. But the true cost of her new freedom becomes clear only when she falls for the brilliant, charismatic—and married—academic, Capes.

A sensation when it was first published in 1909 due to its groundbreaking treatment of female sexuality, Ann Veronica is a fascinating and optimistic look at one woman’s quest for personal liberation in a male-dominated society.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/19/2014

    " This book was rather slow starting out but in light of the suffrage movement it painted a nice picture of the history. It was considered scandalous when it was initially written and while it is no "50 Shades of Grey", it has a fair amount of what would be tantamount in that day to scandal. All in all, a 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sncr | 12/2/2013

    " I can absolutely understand why this book is a classic and as a young woman, I feel that this is a must read book. I liked the encouragement of free thinking with a woman in an era when this wasn't encouraged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Awena Night | 11/27/2013

    " it was extremely funny, there were times when you could tell it was written by a man but that does not mean it isn't a great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ELK | 5/27/2013

    " What began as a thoughtful girl's exploration of her identity as a young woman in Suffrage-era Britain ended with her conceding to a typical domestic life. Ignoring the disappointing outcome, it's still a strong meditation on the pointlessness of keeping within the bounds of mindless convention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Freyne | 6/8/2012

    " one of my favourite books of all time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo Schaffer | 4/20/2012

    " This book is written so well and feels so true- even though it takes place at the turn of the century the characters are vibrant and easy to connect with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaishauna | 5/1/2011

    " It's a coming of age tale for a young women. Well-written and easy to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Genneal | 12/29/2010

    " The beginning of the women's movement. Another free book from Amazonkindle. Waste of precious reading time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/16/2010

    " A book on women's struggles for personal independence, that is as true now as it was then.. "

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About the Author

H. G. Wells (1866–1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, was apprenticed to a drygoodsman and a druggist before he made his way to the Royal College of Science where he studied biology. Known as the father of science fiction, he was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. As a spokesman for progress and peace, his middle period novels (1900–1920) were more realistic and covered lower-middle-class life, suffrage, and the emergence of feminist ideals that pushed against the limits set by male-dominated society.

About the Narrator

Carolyn Seymour was born in England and grew up on a farm on the Isle of Wight. Her rather eccentric Russian Irish parents instilled in her a love of reading and a passion for the countryside. She has lived in Los Angeles for the last thirty years, where she putters about in her garden, grows vegetables, entertains her children and friends, and hikes with her three glorious but ancient dogs.