Out on 18 April 2024

The Making of a Marchioness

Frances Hodgson Burnett

18 April 2024
9781035049950
490 pages

Synopsis

The Making of a Marchioness is Frances Hodgson Burnett’s delightful take on the Cinderella story. Born into an aristocratic family, Emily Fox-Seton is left penniless and must fend for herself after the death of her parents. Then one summer, everything changes. This audio edition is read by Lucy Scott.

Emily rents a room in a boarding house in London where she makes a modest living as an assistant to aristocratic ladies. One summer, Lady Maria Bayne asks Emily to her country estate and it’s there that Emily receives a very surprising offer of marriage from a wealthy widower in need of a wife. But Emily’s new life is not without its own obstacles and challenges.

The Making of a Marchioness is part of the Persephone Audiobook Collection, a series of forgotten classics including neglected fiction and non-fiction by women writers. First published in 1901, this edition includes a preface by Isabel Raphael and an afterword by Gretchen Gerzina.