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The Story of Avis

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's 1877 novel is set in a New England college town, and focuses on Avis Dobell, a professor's daughter. Avis is a talented painter, and bucks against the constraints placed on women in the 19th century. She wants to pursue a career as an artist and rejects marriage and motherhood, until she meets the charismatic young professor Philip Ostrander. Phelps's novel is a beautifully-written examination of the conflicts between marriage and career for women that is still relevant today. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's 1877 novel is set in a New England college town, and focuses on Avis Dobell, a professor's daughter. Avis is a talented painter, and bucks against the constraints placed on women in the 19th century. She wants to pursue a career as an artist and rejects marriage and motherhood, until she meets the charismatic young professor Philip Ostrander. Phelps's novel is a beautifully-written examination of the conflicts between marriage and career for women that is still relevant today. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's 1877 novel is set in a New England college town, and focuses on Avis Dobell, a professor's daughter. Avis is a talented painter, and bucks against the constraints placed on women in the 19th century. She wants to pursue a career as an artist and rejects marriage and motherhood, until she meets the charismatic young professor Philip Ostrander. Phelps's novel is a beautifully-written examination of the conflicts between marriage and career for women that is still relevant today. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:40