The Novels of Jane Austen

Read by Barbara Baker

(4.2 stars; 8 reviews)

An 1859 essay by the prominent philosopher and literary critic, G. H. Lewes, who was an enthusiastic promoter of the novels of Jane Austen at a time when they were yet to achieve great critical acclaim. Lewes was the life partner of the novelist George Eliot.
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In praise of Jane Austen

(4 stars)

An interesting account of the superiority of Jane Austen's œuvre, written from the point of view of a 19th Century Scottish individual. The reading is flawless, but the style is that of the 19th Century, which the 21st Century listener may find somewhat tedious & pedestrian