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    • The Age Of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 288

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Amateur reader. Terrible pace and pronuniciation.

    • By maggie on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

    • By VK on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Great American Short Story Collection

    • 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated narrator big time

    • By True West on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 726
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 627

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrated to Perfection

    • By Ilana on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Custom of the Country

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot recommend a better narrator!

    • By Esther on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Revised edition: Previously published as The Age of Innocence, this edition of The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully performed!

    • By James on 07-08-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, one suggestion...

    • By Lissa on 02-19-10

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A time capsule not to be missed

    • By Anne on 11-11-03

    Regular price: $13.99

    • In Morocco

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 24

    In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to that country during World War I. With her characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, traveling by military jeep to Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Fez, and Marrakech, from the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas. Along the way, she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan, and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A colorful but dated travelogue

    • By Brad on 12-12-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, Louisa M. Alcott, Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Here are nine unabridged works by legendary female and male writers with themes relevant to women. Some are funny, some moving, all are beautifully read by four of today's best actresses. Stories include "Miss Mina and the Groom" by Wilkie Collins, "Genefer" by Sabine Baring-Gould, "The Singing Lesson" and "A Dill Pickle" by Katherine Mansfield, and "Laura" by Saki.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother unless skipping to Juliet Stevenson's

    • By Wendy on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Best of Women's Short Stories

    • By: William J. Locke, Edith Wharton, more
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This selection of stories explores the many experiences and complexities of womanhood; sometimes joyful, sometimes sad. This collection includes "Ladies in Lavender" by William J. Locke, the inspiration for the film of the same name starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Joanne Woodward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal which takes place in the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, and questions the morals and assumptions of the elite New York society set in the 1870s when "scandal was more dreaded than disease."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Same narrator from the movie version

    • By BookWorm620 on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    Newland Archer is about to announce his engagement to the docile May Welland when he meets her cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska. Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York earned her the first Pulitzer Prize for literature ever awarded to a woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best of Its or Any Day

    • By Frederick R. on 04-28-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad but Wonderful

    • By Sarah on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $9.07

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 292

    Beautiful, sophisticated and endlessly ambitious Lily Bart endeavours to climb the social ladder of New York's elite by securing a good match and living beyond her means. Now nearing 30 years of age and having rejected several proposals, forever in the hope of finding someone better, her future prospects are threatened. A damning commentary of 20th-century social order, Edith Wharton's tale established her as one of the greatest British novelists of the 1900s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Catherine on 04-12-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Writer in the Garden

    • By: Jane Garmey (editor), M. F. K. Fisher, Jamaica Kincaid, and others
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines, Deborah Hazlett, Simon Jones, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The Writer in the Garden adds up to a glorious compendium of writing that is amusing, original, and idiosyncratic. Excerpts span not only the beauties of the garden but such far-reaching topics as weeds, the tribulations of gardening in a cold climate, the dangers of rare plant collecting, the delights of weeding, the pitfalls of growing roses, and the place of "tacky" in a garden. The book is impeccably read by a group of professional actors.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful!

    • By petra divani on 08-19-15

    Regular price: $8.80

    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buyer beware!!

    • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $9.20

    • Fifteen More Great Novellas

    • By: Robert E. Howard, E. T. A. Hoffman, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Another collection of great classic novellas by superb storytellers, including Robert E. Howard, E. T. A. Hoffman, Edith Wharton, Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, F. Marion Crawford and more....

    Regular price: $85.28

    • The House of Mirth (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Beautiful New York socialite Lily Bart finds herself alone and nearly penniless as her thirtieth birthday approaches. To maintain her station in high society, Lily must wait for her miserly aunt to bequeath her fortune, or marry well. Blessed with wit and charm, she doesn’t lack for suitors, yet the most socially acceptable candidates fail to capture Lily’s interest. Instead, she’s intrigued by a young lawyer who is unafraid to speak his mind.

    Regular price: $6.99

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