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  • The Age Of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age Of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah
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    Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in upper class New York City. Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City's best families, is happily anticipating a highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he finds reason to doubt his choice of bride after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic, beautiful 30-year-old cousin, who has been living in Europe. This novel won the first ever Pulitzer awarded to a woman.

    Janna Wong Healy says: "Beautiful Book But Less-than-Beautiful Performance"
  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By David Horovitch
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    Countess Ellen Olenska, separated from her European husband, returns to old New York society. She bears with her an independence and an awareness of life which stirs the educated sensitivity of the charming Newland Archer, engaged to be married to her cousin, May Welland. Though he accepts the society's standards and rules he is acutely aware of their limitations. He knows May will assure him a conventional future but Ellen, scandalously separated from her husband, forces Archer to question his values and beliefs.

    Ilana says: "Narrated to Perfection"
  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
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    Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer is wealthy, well-bred, and engaged to the beautiful May Welland. But he finds himself drawn to May's cousin Ellen Olenska, who has been living in Europe and who has returned following a scandalous separation from her husband.

    Elizabeth Klett says: "Buyer beware!!"
  • The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton

    The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
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    In 1905 New York City, Lily Bart is a young, witty and beautiful socialite. Through a series of unfortunate events, she learns of the bitter consequences for a single woman without wealth, living in an uncaring society.

    VK says: "The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton"
  • Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Ethan Frome, a poor, downtrodden New England farmer, is trapped in a loveless marriage to his invalid wife, Zeena.When Zeena's young cousin Mattie arrives to help care for her, Ethan is immediately taken by Mattie's warm, vivacious personality. They fall desperately in love as he realizes how much is missing from his life and marriage.

    Anne says: "A time capsule not to be missed"
  • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories | E. F. Benson,Edith Wharton,F. Marion Crawford,Lettice Galbraith,Hugh Walpole,Charles Dickens,D. H. Lawrence

    Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written. 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton, 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford, 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin, 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson, and many more.

    Kathy says: "I agree on narration"
  • The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton

    The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Kate Petrie
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    Edith Wharton's novel The House of Mirth follows the social ups and downs of Lily Bart, who is a very attractive woman about to turn 30. At the beginning of the book, she is slated to marry Percy Gryce, seeing as he fits the exact description of the type of bachelor that she is looking for: wealthy and predictable. Yet through a series of missteps, Lily loses her chance with Percy, and must therefore spend some time trying to regain her social standing.

  • Fifty Fantastic Tales | H. G. Wells,Edith Wharton,Hugh Walpole,F. Anstey,O. Henry,Neil Munro,Arthur Morisson

    Fifty Fantastic Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers.

    tracey young says: "Great stories"
  • Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Alice Johnson
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    "Ethan Frome" is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, where a visiting engineer tells the story of his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with a history of thwarted dreams and desires. The accumulated longing of Frome ends in an ironic turn of events. His initial impressions are based on his observations of Frome going about his mundane tasks in Starkfield, and something about him catches the eye and curiosity of the visitor, but no one in the town seems interested in revealing many details about the man or his history - or perhaps they are not able to.

  • Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
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    Ethan Frome is a 1911 novel by Edith Wharton, set in turn-of-the-century New England, in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. It is the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and their pretty and vivacious cousin, Mattie Silver. This is a short but powerful and engrossing drama, and although it is the least characteristic of the author's novels, it has become her most celebrated book.

    Sarah says: "Sad but Wonderful"
  • The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton

    The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    The beautiful, much-desired Lily Bart has been raised to be one of the perfect wives of the wealthy upper class, but her spark of character and independent drive prevents her from becoming one of the many women who will succeed in those circles. Though her desire for a comfortable life means that she cannot marry for love without money, her resistance to the rules of the social elite endangers her many marriage proposals.

    Lissa says: "Good book, one suggestion..."
  • The Great American Short Story Collection: 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers | Edgar Allan Poe,H. P. Lovecraft,O. Henry,Kate Chopin,Edith Wharton,Mark Twain,Ambrose Bierce

    The Great American Short Story Collection: 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

    Victoria says: "Annoying voice"
  • Ghosts: Edith Wharton's Gothic Tales | Edith Wharton

    Ghosts: Edith Wharton's Gothic Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin, Jonathan Epstein, Corinna May, and others
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    Beneath the brilliance that was behind The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome was a dark side. A dark side which produced magnificent tales of the unseen influences in our lives, such as "Mr. Jones", "The Eyes", "Kerfol", "The Ladie's Maid's Bell", and "The Looking Glass".

    Diane says: "Ghastly Shadows of the Feminine Condition"
  • The Custom of the Country | Edith Wharton

    The Custom of the Country

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Edith Wharton stands among the finest writers of early 20th-century America. In The Custom of the Country, Wharton’s scathing social commentary is on full display through the beautiful and manipulative Undine Spragg. When Undine convinces her nouveau riche parents to move to New York, she quickly injects herself into high society. But even a well-to-do husband isn’t enough for Undine, whose overwhelming lust for wealth proves to be her undoing.

    Esther says: "Cannot recommend a better narrator!"
  • Fifty Gothic Tales | E. F. Benson,Wilkie Collins,Rudyard Kipling,Arthur Conan Doyle,W. W. Jacobs,Edgar Allan Poe,Edith Wharton

    Fifty Gothic Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, Wilkie Collins, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A creepy collection of the very best Gothic tales from the masters of suspense, horror, supernatural and occult fiction. 1.The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson 2.Afterward by Edith Wharton 3.The Green Light by Barry Pain 4.Fingers of a Hand by H. D. Everett 5.The Squaw by Bram Stoker 6.The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 7.Lost in a Pyramid by Louisa M. Alcott 8.The Girl who was Tired of Love by Leonard Merrick 9.The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10.The House with the Brick Kiln by E. F.

  • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1 | William Faulkner,Thomas Wolfe,Edith Wharton, more

    Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential, and leading aspect of American culture. By turns sedate and mercurial and possessing a moral mind set of various social values, the American short story reveals in its pages the psyche of a growing, sprawling nation whose sense of destiny has always been larger than life. Here are seven masterpieces that will make you smile, make you frown, and leave you pondering the mystery that surrounds the soul of a great nation.

    James says: "Beautifully performed!"
  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City's best families, is happily anticipating a highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he finds reason to doubt his choice of bride after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic, beautiful 30-year-old cousin who has been living in Europe.

    lorraine person says: "Don't buy"
  • Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By John MacDonald
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    In a small New England town, Ethan Frome aches for the love of his wife's cousin who is sharing their home. This beautifully written story is full of love, irony, and, ultimately, deep tragedy.

  • Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Pete Cross
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    Burdened by poverty and spiritually dulled by a loveless marriage to Zeena, his older and ailing wife, Ethan Frome is emotionally stirred by the arrival of their youthful cousin, Mattie Silver, who becomes employed as household help. Mattie's presence not only brightens a gloomy house but also stirs long-dormant feelings in Ethan. However, their growing love for each other is discovered by the embittered Zeena, and it presages an ending to the tale that is both shocking and savagely ironic.

  • The Custom of the Country | Edith Wharton

    The Custom of the Country

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
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    From New York to Europe, the apartments of the nouveau riche to ancient French estates, Edith Wharton tells the story of Undine Spragg, a girl from a Midwestern town with unquenchable social aspirations. Though Undine is narcissistic, pampered, and incredibly selfish, she is a beguiling heroine whose marital initiation into New York high society from its trade-wealthy fringes is only the beginning of her relentless ambitions.

    D. Donohue says: "Perfection"
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