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  • Ann Veronica

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Seymour
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

At 21, the passionate and headstrong Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to rule her own life. When her autocratic father forbids her, via formal letter, from attending a fashionable art-school ball, and even further refuses to allow her advanced study of science, she decides she has no choice but to leave her family home and make a fresh start alone. She escapes the stodgy suburbs to London, enrolling as a student of biology and immersing herself in a world of intellectuals, socialists, and suffragettes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ahead of its time

  • By Adriana on 03-31-14

ahead of its time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-14

What did you love best about Ann Veronica?

This book was written in 1909. !!!
Although the text reads in typical H.G. Wells' florid prose, the plot is thoroughly modern. I swear. The protagonist, Ann Veronica, is kick-ass-- both figuratively and even at one point literally. Wouldn't have touched it had it not been for a friend's recommendation for which I'm thankful. Glad to have read this one.

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