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by | Read by Josephine Bailey

Classics • 20.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1847

To listen to narrator Josephine Bailey’s interpretation of this classic is to be swept back in time to the nineteenth-century English countryside. Bailey’s clipped diction and air of formality perfectly overlay Jane’s depth of emotion—from despair to joy and back again. Bailey portrays Jane’s true love, Edward Rochester, with a wry sense of humor. Their dialogue crackles with tension and teasing wit. The novel covers more than a decade in Jane’s life as she is turned out from her aunt’s loveless but luxurious household for the harsh environment of a charity school, and then to the grand estate Thornfield, where she finds work as a governess. The richness and complexity of Bailey’s reading bring every page and every character vividly to life. F.J.K. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9780307917706 $24.99 • Eighteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780307917713 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2011

CD ISBN 9780736686839 $35.00 • Eighteen CDs

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