Jane Austen’s “Emma” – Audiobook


emma by jane austenThis is more for the lazy or busy people. Hey, but I get it, and I’m not judging anyone. Audiobooks are a great means to an end. You get to “read” a book while doing something like cooking or fixing something in the house, driving, etc. You can download the entire audiobook thanks to Librivox here. or if you prefer the PDF file, just click here. iTunes also offers the book for free, but for some (stupid/strange) reason the guys from Apple uploaded only half the book on their iTunes servers, to everyone’s disappointment. Still, I love the description they offer, so I am going to share it with you:

The “most perfect” of Jane Austen’s perfect novels begins with twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people’s lives—for their own good, of course. Her well-meant interfering centers on the aloof Jane Fairfax, the dangerously attractive Frank Churchill, the foolish if appealing Harriet Smith, and the ambitious young vicar Mr. Elton—and ends with her complacency shattered, her mind awakened to some of life’s more intractable dilemmas, and her happiness assured. Austen’s comic imagination was so deft and beautifully fluent that she could use it to probe the deepest human ironies while setting before us a dazzling gallery of characters—some pretentious or ridiculous, some admirable and moving, all utterly true. (iTunes)

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