“There is exquisite pleasure in subduing an insolent spirit, in making a person pre-determined to dislike, acknowledge one’s superiority.”
In this special InAudio production of one of Jane Austen’s earliest completed novels, listeners will meet the eponymous Lady Susan Vernon, an unscrupulous widow who tends to meddle in the affairs of those around her.
Lady Susan charms everyone she meets — particularly the men — and is keen on toying with emotions for her own amusement. The novel, told in letters between various characters, follows Lady Susan’s escapades and influences on her family, and the affects that her presences has on their individual trysts and ties to one another. An amusing story told in Jane Austen’s standard romantic style, Lady Susan is a fun glimpse at British society in the 18th century and is a fascinating character study of a charming coquette.