Absolutely. This is one of the greatest novels by one of our greatest novelists. If you love beautiful writing and a great story, this is for you. Also: The narration by Eleonor Bron, the great, under-appreciated English actress who appeared in the film version of The House of Mirth (as well as the Beatles' movie Help!) is a work of art in itself.
The way social drama/comedy transforms into something much more profound.
Impossible to choose.
No, too long. A book to savor.
I had not expected this to be as good as Wharton's The Age of Innocence. I was wrong.
Moby Dick calibre
No, but this is so great I'd love to get other audio books that he has done.
Too numerous to mention. I've been a fan of Peter Matthiessen's for a long time, but didn't quite expect this.
If you have any interest in this book, please get it. The performance equals the quality of the text, and that's saying a lot.
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