Thursday, February 16, 2017

Audiobook of the week

Librivox's latest audiobook is about life in the days of Jane Austen.

This is a lively and highly accessible overview of the life and times of one of England's most beloved authors. Using excerpts from a wide variety of sources, such as Austen's own personal correspondence and the works of her contemporaries, Mitton chronicles her literary career and family life amidst the changing climate of the Georgian and Regency eras, giving the reader a sense of what it was like to live in her world.

Jane Austen lived in a more serene world than the Bronte sisters,
Gaskel's biography of Charlotte is HERE.

Jane's brother supported her, so although she wasn't rich enough to marry the one she loved, she was able to turn down a marriage of convenience when she was older. Neithr did she have to work for a living... Also, Charlotte had a druggie brother, and live in the area of labor unrest...their father was reported to have a gun, and every morning he would take a few potshots out the window... Well, that was one way to warn folks not to attack him.

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