Charlotte Collins

  • by Jennifer Becton
  • Narrated by Anne Day-Jones
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Charlotte Lucas married Mr. Collins in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, she believed herself to be fortunate indeed. Her nuptials gained her a comfortable home and financial security. If she acquired these things at the expense of true love, it did not matter one whit. To Charlotte, love in marriage was nothing more than a pleasant coincidence.
As the years of her marriage dragged by, Charlotte began to question her idea of love as she suffered continual embarrassment at her husband's simpering and fawning manners. When Mr. Collins dies, finally relieving everyone of his tedious conversation, Charlotte must work feverishly to secure her income and home. She gives no further thought to the prospect of love until her flighty sister Maria begs her to act as her chaperone in place of their ailing parents. Hoping to prevent Maria from also entering an unhappy union, Charlotte agrees, and they are quickly thrust into a world of country dances, dinner parties, and marriageable gentlemen.
But when an unprincipled gentleman compromises Charlotte's reputation, her romantic thoughts disappear at the prospect of losing her independence. As she struggles to extricate herself from her slander, her situation reveals both the nature of each gentleman and of true love.

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Perfect listening for cold winter days

Having read many Pride and Prejudice variations, this one is one of the best so far. The characters are believable ,although they can be recognised as being similar to characters in the original. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed Charlotte Collins and I know I will listen again
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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2013
  • Publisher: Jennifer Becton