The Pretty Sister Of José

Frances Hodgson BURNETT (1849 - 1924)

Pepita would rather become a witch than a wife. She's seen too many women, including her mother, wither away at their husband's hands. Popular and respected, our gentle, but fiercely independent heroine immediately grows cruel and cold to any suitor drawn in by her allure. When a famous bullfighting lady killer from Madrid takes interest in her, will Pepita's resolve crumble with disastrous consequences?

A hit upon its 1899 release, this novella later spawned both a play and silent film adaptation. Despite its public popularity, its (now rather tame) intense love story and positive portrayal of Spaniards drew some controversy from English critics.

Summary by Mary Kay.

Genre(s): Romance, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I, Part 1 Kalynda
00:09:17
Play 02 Chapter I, Part 2 Lynne T
00:06:41
Play 03 Chapter I, Part 3 Minnie
00:12:49
Play 04 Chapter I, Part 4 Minnie
00:14:55
Play 05 Chapter II, Part 1 Kalynda
00:11:32
Play 06 Chapter II, Part 2 susanjhudson
00:10:38
Play 07 Chapter II, Part 3 susanjhudson
00:09:21
Play 08 Chapter II, Part 4 susanjhudson
00:07:09
Play 09 Chapter III, Part 1 Minnie
00:08:23
Play 10 Chapter III, Part 2 Marta A
00:07:19
Play 11 Chapter III, Part 3 Marta A
00:11:20
Play 12 Chapter IV, Part 1 Marta A
00:05:55
Play 13 Chapter IV, Part 2 Marta A
00:05:43
Play 14 Chapter IV, Part 3 Marta A
00:10:20