Author(s): Jane Austen
PERSUASIONAnne Elliot is a young woman of perfect breeding and unwavering integrity. Seven years after she is persuaded to reject Captain Wentworth''s offer of marriage, her feelings for him are still strong. By the time she realizes this, Wentworth seems to only have eyes for the attractive, though flighty, Louisa Musgrove. Set against the world of the country gentry in Regency England, Persuasion critically portrays the many aspects of proper society its failings and humor as well as presenting a tender story of determination and enduring love.EMMAEmma takes Harriet Smith, a young woman previously unknown to good society, under her wing, scheming for her advancement through an advantageous marriage. Her efforts to find Harriet a suitor occupy all of Emma''s time. However, in the midst of her often fumbled attempts, she settles on a most unlikely union with her own constant critic: Mr. Knightly.PRIDE AND PREJUDICEThis delightful novel of manners follows the Bennets, a family of five daughters and humble fortune. With her savory wit and satire, Jane Austen unveils the lives of the Bennet sisters as they endeavor to find their place in society some taking a long road to get there. The arrival of Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy turn their pastoral lives upside down, and listeners will take in the story with rapt attention, eager to discover if Elizabeth, cured of her prejudice, and Mr. Darcy, cured of his pride, will finally fall into each other s arms."