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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,502 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Norma West Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN:
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Previously unpublished in unabridged audio, these three works (one novel unpublished in her lifetime and two unfinished fragments) reveal Jane Austen's development as a great artist.

Lady Susan, with its wicked, beautiful, intelligent, and energetic heroine, is a sparkling melodrama that takes its tone from the outspoken and robust 18th century.

Written later, and probably abandoned after her father's death, The Watsons is a tantalizing and highly delightful story whose vitality and optimism centers on the marital prospects of the Watson sisters in a small provincial town.

Sanditon, Jane Austen's last fiction, is set in a seaside town; its themes concern the new speculative consumer society and foreshadow the great social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaini Kyle | 2/18/2014

    " Wish Jane Austen had lived a long life so she could have finished The Watsons and Sandition, very interesting, intreiguing storys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alba Arnau | 2/14/2014

    " The only bad thing that I can say about this book is that two of the three stories are unfinished, unfortunately, and that the other one reads too fast. The three of them are very engaging and well-written, but all these is typical of Jane Austen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyshia Schafer | 2/14/2014

    " It's funny considering its early point in young Jane's literary skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/9/2014

    " I can't give these short stories the full 5 stars because the Watsons and Sandition were never finished. A little frustrating not to know how she planned to end them, but if you love Jane Austen, then you have to read these too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Coult | 2/8/2014

    " These three short, incomplete stories of Jane Austen's were fantastic to read. I found them to be a nice little glimpse into the writing process of a literary genius. The three stories in themselves are quite charming, and it's a shame that they were never completed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/20/2014

    " We only read Sanditon for school. Someday I will read the others. I liked Jane's veiled sarcasm--we kept marking humorous places that we wanted to come back to. Someday I might read the 'finished' version by a modern author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linz | 11/21/2013

    " I actually just read "Lady Susan". It was interesting and fun. I loved the way it was written - in letter sytle. The ending was a little weak, but funny and satisfying. I really enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Louise | 11/18/2013

    " What I wouldn't give to read the ending of "The Watsons"... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dollywoo | 10/27/2013

    " "Lady Susan" was really good but it's a shame she didn't end "Les Watson" ! What an amazing novel it could have been whereas "Sanditon" wasn't really entertaining to ome .. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V.c. Linde | 10/12/2013

    " Lady Susan is quite similar to earlier Austen but it's The Watsons and Sanditon that really stand out. I think they are her best work - and I wish I knew what she had planned on doing with them. Very worth reading for Austen fans even though it is incomplete. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/6/2013

    " Must read for all Asuten fans. When you have finished the 6 novels, it is very nice to have this little book to just get that extra fix. Like a bootleg or a nice single with B-sides of a band you love, kinda. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/28/2013

    " When you have read and reread Jane Austen - and she is endlessly rereadable - then try these: Lady Susan is wicked fun, The Watsons syrprisingly low-key and melancholy but all the more interesting for that, and Sanditon, a novel that promised an entirely new approach. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 8/12/2012

    " These stories aren't Jane's best but they are small endeavors and The Watsons was not completed. I was entertained the most by Lady Susan. All the same, it was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 1/5/2012

    " These stories were interesting, from a historical perspective. They're Austen's earliest or incomplete works, and they give some insight into the progression of her style. Not riveting, especially, but interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 8/21/2011

    " A beautiful little collection of minor and unfinished works by Jane. It's fun to see how she tried to play with different ways of writing. And also nice to know she settled on a slightly different way of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/4/2011

    " The introduction and notes are very helpful for context and analysis of Jane Austen's lesser-known works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 7/23/2010

    " I really enjoyed Lady Susan and The Watsons. Sandition was O.K. The story ended while Austen was still introducing the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanzila | 2/6/2009

    " I hated Lady Susan (the character, not the book), loved The Watsons, I wish it was finished and I didn't really like Sanditon. (I can't review books very well.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 11/19/2008

    " I did not care for Lady Susan. The Watsons was my favorite and I wish Jane could have finished it. Sanditon was okay, better than Lady Susan, but not as good as The Watsons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francine | 9/28/2006

    " I actually loved Lady Susan. I thought it was a great epistolary! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Larson | 12/17/2004

    " The Watsons is terrific, and Sanditon is better still. "

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