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Oscar-nominee Rosamund Pike brings to life Jane Austen's best-loved tale of love, marriage and society in class-conscious Georgian England.
Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath and then to Chawton in Hampshire. She wrote from a young age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions. It was initially rejected by the publisher she submitted it to and eventually published in 1813 after much revision. All four of her novels published in her lifetime - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma - were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18 July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1817. Rosamund Pike is an English actress who began her acting career in stage productions such as Romeo and Juliet and Skylight. Following her breakthrough performance as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, she won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Libertine and portrayed Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice. In 2014, her performance in the psychological thriller film Gone Girl was met with widespread critical acclaim and she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a number of awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
'British actress Rosamund Pike is the perfect choice to narrate this novel of manners, and listening to her voice each of the iconic characters is great fun ... Austen's many devotees will savor this first-rate version of her charming novel.' -- AudioFile Magazine