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    • The Getting of Wisdom

    • De : Henry Handel Richardson
    • Lu par : Justine Eyre
    • Durée : 7 h et 18 min
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    The Getting of Wisdom, a wicked and satirical novel on the pain and confusion of growing up, first appeared in 1910. A century later, it has lost none of its bite. One of the most memorable characters in Australian fiction, Laura Rambotham, aged 12, enters the portals of an exclusive girls' school eager to be accepted. But this precocious country girl is snubbed and ridiculed by her fellow students, who are richer, more attractive, and more adept at dealing with life's hypocrisies.

    Prix : 22,13 €

    • Pauline's Passion and Punishment, and Other Escapades

    • De : Louisa May Alcott
    • Lu par : Emily Rankin, Gabrielle de Cuir, Janis Ian, and others
    • Durée : 12 h et 14 min
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    Writing under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, Louisa May Alcott wrote a series of what she called "blood and thunder" thrillers for a weekly pulp magazine. In the first, Pauline's Passion and Punishment, she explores the unfair roles of men and women, as well as the societal expectations and forbidden desires that play an important role in this story of love and vengeance.

    Prix : 21,97 €

    • Little Women

    • De : Louisa May Alcott
    • Lu par : Justine Eyre
    • Durée : 17 h et 11 min
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    It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman’s work."

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • Fanny Hill

    • Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    • De : John Cleland
    • Lu par : Justine Eyre
    • Durée : 8 h et 5 min
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    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963, an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the 18th century John Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a best-selling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly colored by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures.

    Prix : 19,30 €

    • Anne's House of Dreams

    • Anne of Green Gables Series #5
    • De : Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Lu par : Justine Eyre
    • Durée : 7 h et 49 min
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    Anne Shirley's childhood sweetheart, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the old orchard, among their dearest friends, he and Anne speak their vows. The first year of marriage brings them new friends and their own dream house on the misty purple shores of Four Winds Harbour. A new life means fresh problems to solve - and fresh surprises.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • The Wings of the Dove

    • De : Henry James
    • Lu par : Justine Eyre
    • Durée : 17 h et 56 min
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    Beautiful Kate Croy may have been left penniless by her relatives, but her bold, ambitious nature ensures she will not succumb meekly to a life of poverty. If the financial circumstances of Merton Densher, the man she is passionately in love with, are not sufficient to secure her future, perhaps her cunning will.

    Prix : 22,66 €

    • Little Men

    • De : Louisa May Alcott
    • Lu par : Justine Eyre
    • Durée : 10 h et 2 min
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    Little Men brilliantly extends the March family saga begun in Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. Jo---now married to the good-natured Professor Bhaer and with sons of her own---has become the unflappable matron of an extended family at Plumfield, a school that the Bhaers have founded with Aunt March's legacy. Jo's rambunctious youngsters grow up in an atmosphere full of high spirits and misadventure---a world enlivened by Alcott's unique powers of observation and sympathy.

    Prix : 22,40 €