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    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 691
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 700

    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 House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 309

    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: $29.95

    • The Age Of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 346

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Book But Less-than-Beautiful Performance

    • By Janna Wong Healy on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The Age of Innocence is a powerful depiction of love and desire in New York's glamorous Gilded Age. When Newland Archer, happily engaged to May Welland, meets his fiancée's cousin Ellen, his entire future is cast into doubt: strong-willed, witty, and entirely unpretentious, Ellen is unlike any woman he has ever met. He is torn between his infatuation for her and his duty to marry May. In subtle and elegant language, Wharton delivers a critical look at the social mores of the time.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • a looong meditation on toxic masculinity

    • By AnglophileLV on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    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

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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: $14.95

    • Summer

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Wharton's most erotic and lyrical novel, Summer explores a daring theme for 1917, a woman's awakening to her sexuality. Eighteen-year-old Charity Royall lives in the small town of North Dormer, ignorant of desire until the arrival of architect Lucius Harney. Like the succulent summer landscape in the Berkshires around them, Charity's romance is lush and picturesque, but its consequences are harsh and real.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent first audible purchase!

    • By lilyglint on 08-23-04

    Regular price: $13.97

    • In Morocco

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 234

    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: $14.95

    • False Dawn

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Lewis Raycie is sent on a Grand Tour of Europe with instructions from his father to acquire a collection of accepted Art Works. His father's dream is to own a Raphael; instead, Lewis returns with a priceless collection of Renaissance masterpieces by Piero della Francesca and others of equal stature. They are, however, unknown in America. His father is appalled and disinherits him. His family ridicule him. But it is only after Lewis dies that the magnificent collection gets the recognition it really deserves.

    Regular price: $9.49

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Clever vs fashionable people"

    • By Muggle Mom on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Selected Shorts

    • Edith Wharton
    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Tucci, Brenda Wehle, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story has toured to the Mount, the stately and elegant home of the great American writer Edith Wharton, for the last several summers, presenting Broadway and Hollywood actors reading stories by Wharton and other writers. Selected Shorts now presents a collection of four of Edith Wharton's short stories, recorded live at the Mount, and featuring acclaimed actresses Kathleen Chalfant, Christina Pickles, Maria Tucci, and Brenda Wehle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent readings, BUT...

    • By Daniel on 05-08-10

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Custom of the Country

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    When young Mattie Silver arrives at her cousin Zeena Frome's farm in the New England village of Starkfield, no one could have imagined the tale of sublime and thwarted passion which ensues. Starkfield, like so many New England village communities, is a place where the emotional terrain resembles the physical: stony, hard, and snow covered much of the year. Ethan Frome - "the most striking figure in Starkfield" - ekes out a bleak living from his ungenerous farm, until Mattie brings love and a dream of escape. The powerful sway of obligation and duty and Ethan's inherent dignity make this novel a great American tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overall a good story

    • By THoward on 01-20-10

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Custom of the Country

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection

    • By D. Donohue on 04-15-12

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Reef

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Kristen Underwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    A challenge to the moral climate of the day, The Reef follows the fancies of George Darrow, a young diplomat en route from London to France, intent on proposing to the widowed Anna Leath. Unsettled by Anna's reticence, Darrow drifts into an affair with Sophy Viner, a charmingly naive and impecunious young woman whose relations with Darrow and Anna's family threaten his prospects for success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another compelling Wharton-style dilemma

    • By Kenneth on 03-20-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying voice

    • By Victoria on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • Ghosts: Edith Wharton's Gothic Tales

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Jonathan Epstein, Corinna May, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ghastly Shadows of the Feminine Condition

    • By Diane on 10-16-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Glimpses of the Moon

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    "The Glimpses of the Moon" is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer Edith Wharton (1862-1937). It was published in 1920. Set in the early 1920s, this novel continues Edith Wharton's examination of New York society. Nick Lansing and Susy Branch are both barely getting by in the wealthy social circles they move in and they can't afford to get married. They make a deal. They will get married and stay together as long as they can but when they run out of money, they can divorce each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No problems at all with this production!

    • By Mom on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $7.12

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