Thu, 5 January 2017
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife… Jane Austen, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.
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I wanted to do something special as we begin Season 11 of The Classic Tales Podcast. And so, I’ve decided to do an unabridged episodic production of Jane Austen’s seminal work: Pride and Prejudice. I have had several requests for Austen’s novels over the years, and I really cannot put her work aside any longer. While she is not the absolute epitome of high classical fiction, (and I’m not completely sure if anyone is), her work holds a distinctive place in the canon of what is typically understood as classic literature. Her characters are sparkling, her prose style is rich and musical, and the plots, though largely character driven, move like gangbusters.
And so, while there are many, many wonderful audiobook productions of this work, I wanted to see what I could make of Austen’s remarkable and sumptuous text. I hope you enjoy it.
And now, Pride and Prejudice, Part 1 of 14, by Jane Austen