Listeners familiar with British historian Lucy Worsley's documentaries will recognize both her distinctive voice and her cheeky approach to illuminating history. Worsley narrates the introduction and epilogue herself, and Ruth Redman takes over the narration of the main text, an exhaustive and intimate examination of how Jane Austen's domestic circumstances influenced her writing. In a pleasant English accent, Redman details the minutiae of home life in Georgian England. Worsley argues that all of it shows up in Austen's books, from the financial struggles that forced her to move houses many times to the expectations placed upon her as an unmarried aunt. It's fascinating whether or not you're a die-hard Austen fan, and listeners will want to revisit Austen's works, equipped with new understanding. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2017
CD ISBN 978-1-4272-9724-2 $52.99 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4272-9241-4 $32.99
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