This box set of compact discs comprises Sense and Sensibility (read by Juliet Stevenson), Pride and Prejudice (read by Jenny Agutter), Persuasion (read by Juliet Stevenson) and Lady Susan (read by Harriet Walter, Kim Hicks, Carole Boyd and cast). The running time is 13 hours.
'It is truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." The opening of 'Pride and Prejudice' sets the tone and the story for perhaps the best known of Jane Austen's novels, in which the Bennett sisters search for a 'suitable match.'
In 'Sense and Sensibility', it is the turn of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, to battle with their differing temperaments and the demands of society's, before they can find their 'suitable match.'
And in 'Persuasion', Anne Elliot experiences a seven-year separation from the man she loves before their paths cross again.
Also in this collection is Jane Austen's earliest and most neglected novel, 'Lady Susan': the delightful portrait of the attractive, duplicitous widow of the title, who is happy to manipulate the feelings of those around her to gain her ends.
This 11 CD box set contains the main work of Jane Austen on Naxos AudioBooks.
11 CDs, 4 cases and cardboard box: All CDs and cases excellent, cardboard box very good.