Monday, June 04, 2007

 

NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen, read by Juliet Stevenson



Austen's parody of a gothic novel gets an elegant reading to match its elegant prose. Sheltered Catherine Morland goes to fashionable Bath with a wealthy neighbor, and discovers society and love. Juliet Stevenson gives each character a unique voice--the duplicitous Isabelle or Catherine's vacuous hostess--and invests each conversation with energy and importance.

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