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    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    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 Age Of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 313

    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: $1.39

    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 753
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 650

    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: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 312

    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

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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 Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "The Age of Innocence" is Edith Wharton's masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people "dreaded scandal more than disease". This is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life - or mercilessly destroy it.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    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

    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • The Age of Innocence (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Summer

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, Charity Royall, and shares many plot similarities with Wharton's better known novel, "Ethan Frome". Only moderately well-received when originally published, "Summer" has had a resurgence in critical popularity since the 1960's.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narrator.

    • By Jonathan Wilwerding on 12-23-17

    Regular price: $103.29

    • 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 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • In Morocco

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • The Buccaneers

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A rare happy ending of sorts

    • By judy wiley on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Selected Shorts

    • Timeless Classics
    • By: James Thurber, Edith Wharton, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Maria Tucci, Charles Keating, James Naughton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Southern lady on 07-22-07

    Regular price: $19.60

    • 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 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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 House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    "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.

    Regular price: $7.12

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