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    • Jane Austen at Home

    • A Biography
    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Ruth Redman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses - both grand and small - of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As a Devoted Janeite - I loved this book!

    • By Dorothy on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $28.34

    • A Jane Austen Education

    • How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
    • By: William Deresiewicz
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 321
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    An eloquent memoir of a young man's life transformed by literature. In A Jane Austen Education, Austen scholar William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden within. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz employs his own experiences to demonstrate the enduring power of Austen's teachings. Progressing from his days as an immature student to a happily married man, Deresiewicz's A Jane Austen Education is the story of one man's discovery of the world outside himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best books I've heard recently

    • By D. Littman on 06-14-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Real Jane Austen

    • A Life in Small Things
    • By: Paula Byrne
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things offers a startlingly original look at the revered writer through a variety of key moments, scenes, and objects in her life and work. Going beyond previous traditional biographies which have traced Austen's daily life from Steventon to Bath to Chawton to Winchester, Paula Byrne's portrait - organized thematically and drawn from the most up-to-date scholarship and unexplored sources - explores the lives of Austen's extended family, friends, and acquaintances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For fans of Austen, Regency England

    • By Eee on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

    • By: Helena Kelly
    • Narrated by: Emma Bering
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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    In this fascinating, revelatory work, Helena Kelly - dazzling Jane Austen authority - looks past the grand houses, the pretty young women, past the demure drawing room dramas and witty commentary on the narrow social worlds of her time that became the hallmark of Austen's work to bring to light the serious, ambitious, deeply subversive nature of this beloved writer. Kelly illuminates the radical subjects - slavery, poverty, feminism, the church, evolution among them - considered treasonous at the time, that Austen deftly explored.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, and yet . . .

    • By sanguine_air on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Letters of Jane Austen

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Margaret Melosh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection includes all surviving letters of Jane Austen. This is a chance for all her biggest admires to have a look inside the mind of the witty genius. Most of Austen's letters are addressed to her sister Cassandra, but there are also letters to her brothers, friends, and to her nieces and nephews, as well as publishers. The trained ear will recognize almost instantly the prose-voice of the great author.

    Regular price: $2.91

    • Jane Austen: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Biographies of British Authors, Book 2
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jane Austen wrote that in her novels she painted the world on a “little bit (two inches wide) of ivory,” working “with so fine a brush.” Her well-known books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Emma, display the power of this approach; her observations about human nature have proven so accurate and entertaining that her books continue to be beloved 200 years after they were written.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage

    • By: Caroline Jane Knight
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Caroline Jane Knight is the last of the Austen Knight family to grow up at Chawton House, the 16th-century English manor house on the ancestral estate where Jane Austen lived and wrote. Caroline ate at the same dining table, read in the same library, explored the same country lanes and shared the same dreams of independence as Jane Austen did.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Go back to Chawton w/Jane Austen & Caroline Knight

    • By Claudine A Pepe (Just Jane 1813) on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Collection of Letters

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Helen Johns
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Helen Johns reads some fascinating early writings by Jane Austen from the fictionalised A Collection of Letters. A prolific letter writer herself, in this collection we see how the budding writer is experimenting, and starting to explore the medium as a literary convention.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Jane Austen [Spanish Edition]

    • Vida, obra y muerte [Life, Works and Death]
    • By: Online Studio Productions
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La delicada ironía y la sutil candidez que caracteriza a sus novelas la convirtieron en una de las autoras clásicas de la literatura inglesa. La estricta vida en el medio burgués y religioso de fines del siglo XVIII la obligó a echar a volar su imaginación, creando historias de amor y satirizando las costumbres de la época.

    Regular price: $2.80

    • A Secret Sisterhood

    • The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf
    • By: Emily Midorikawa, Emma Claire Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Jane Austen

    • A Biography
    • By: Elizabeth Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
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    This highly enjoyable account of the life of Jane Austen is regarded as the classic biography of one of the greatest English novelists. It illustrates not only the character and opinions of an unusually perceptive and gifted woman, but also the social life amonst the county gentry of Georgian England. Outside her writing, Jane Austen's main interest was her large and affectionate family and their circle of friends.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Jane Austen at Home

    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Ruth Redman, Lucy Worsley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms; in fact her life was often a painful struggle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By RueRue on 05-22-17

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Charles Dickens & Jane Austen: The Lives and Legacies of Britain's Two Famous Novelists

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unlike other great writers and artists, during his own lifetime Dickens' works enjoyed remarkable popularity and renown. In the 20th century, well after Dickens' passing, his literary genius was truly and completely appreciated by ordinary readers as well as critics and scholars. Dickens' novels, novellas, and short stories retain powerful and enduring popularity among the public, largely because Dickens connected history with the present through universal bridges.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Jane Austen

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As has happened with many of history's greatest writers, Jane Austen (1775-1817) did not earn the credit she was due until well after her death. Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, have earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature over the last 150 years. Austen's romantic fiction was an interesting genre. Her writing was laden with realism and scathing critiques of both society and the role women played in society.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Memoir of Jane Austen

    • By: James Edward Austen-Leigh
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Memoir of Jane Austen is the Austen family's memoir of the beloved 19th-century English novelist. Written and compiled by Austen's nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, Memoir of Jane Austen reveals the author as her family knew her while at the same time protecting the author's privacy in keeping with the Victorian conventions of the time.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Heroine’s Bookshelf

    • Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • By: Erin Blakemore
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The literary canon is filled with intelligent, feisty, never-say-die heroines, and legendary female authors. Like today’s women, they too placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood, and family. When their backs were against the wall, characters like Scarlett O’Hara, Jo March, Jane Eyre, and Elizabeth Bennet fought back - sometimes with words, sometimes with gritty actions.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Author's bio or personal melodrama?

    • By Cookie on 06-25-11

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Jane Austen

    • By: Carol Shields
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Shields here explores the life of a writer whose own novels have delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb novelist from her early family life in Steventon to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the accomplished author.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything Jane

    • By Catherine on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Jane's Fame

    • How Jane Austen Conquered the World
    • By: Claire Harman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Almost 200 years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, and the current flare in the cultural zeitgeist echoes the continuous revival of her works, from the time of original publication through the 20th century. In Jane's Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography of the author and analyzes her lasting cultural influence, making this essential listening for anyone interested in Austen's life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Memoir of Jane Austen

    • By: James Edward Austen-Leigh
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a delightful picture of Jane Austen and her life and times, written by her adoring nephew. Included in the book are some of her letters, verses, the alternate chapter of Persuasion, and a discussion of her unfinished novel, Sanditon. This recording also includes letters that were written by Miss Austen's family members after her passing.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Genius of Jane Austen

    • Her Love of Theatre and Why She Is a Hit in Hollywood
    • By: Paula Byrne
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A radical look at Jane Austen as you've never seen her - as a lover of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia. The Genius of Jane Austen celebrates Britain's favourite novelist 200 years after her death and explores why her books make such awesome movies time after time.

    Regular price: $6.67

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