Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In)

The Real Anne Lister
Narrated by: Eva Hope, Erin Shanager
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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The official companion book to the HBO series Gentleman Jack, created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones

In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. This is her remarkable true story. 

Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic, and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist, and a prolific diarist whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. 

Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This biographical portrait introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and historian Anne Choma.

"Anne Choma's Gentleman Jack is not just a tie-in to the TV series, but a probing and page-turning study of legendary diarist Anne Lister, full of original insights and freshly decoded material from the 1830s period of Lister's hunt for a wife." (Emma Donoghue, New York Times best-selling author of Room)

©2019 Anne Choma, Sally Wainwright (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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A true pioneer on many levels

First, thanks to HBO for introducing me to Anne Lister, a remarkable iconic figure from the 19th century. Her life story is not without faults given her class and conservative politics but she is captivating, and extraordinary for an independent woman living on her own terms and brave for loving other women in an oppressive Era for females. Listening to the audiobook narration(s) and loving the HBO series, especially Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle's outstanding performances, is a delight.
The Audible book, HBO series and the actors deserve much applause and industry awards.

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Amazing additional insight into the person of interest in the HBO/BBC production. I f you have not heard of Miss Lister it is a great start!

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Courageous and enchanting!!

These writings of our Lesbian Foremothers is a life lesson for us all! What a courageous, delightful woman who stopped at nothing to find happiness and live her best life. Her bold determination to live life on her terms and record it for the world is the true meaning courage!

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Extraordinary Woman

Anna Choma writes Anne Lister's story so well, I couldn't put this down! Anne Lister was such an interesting, amazing woman, I encourage anyone of any orientation to read this book.

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Afternoon Tea for my ears, every time.

Brilliant! y Pos Wow🏳️‍🌈
Well done.. such intriguing women and what an amazing and interesting tale.

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Insightful

I’m so happy I bought this, what an amazing story. I won’t lie, I watched the HBO’s Gentleman Jack before hearing this. Both are truly amazing, what a wonderful insight about a strong and confident woman. Words really do it no justice.

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Anne Lister is a wonderful

Anne Lister a wonderful woman figure we all should aspire to be lesbian or not.

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Excellent listen. Enjoyed the added story detail. Gives the HBO series more fullness.

Excellent listen. Enjoyed the added story detail. Gives the HBO series more fullness. Recommend to all.

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Good addition to the show.

This book is a great addition to the show. It shines more light on this extraordinary woman.

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Ann Lister deserves to be known

I never knew about her until the show. Then I had to read this book. This audiobook was lovely and I plan on listening to it every so often for motivation.

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