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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 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    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: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    "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: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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 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 71
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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 House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    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 Age Of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    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 762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 660

    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

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • The Old Maid

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 496

    The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried ‘aunt’ Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina’s wedding day, when Delia’s and Charlotte’s hidden jealousies rush to the surface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching story, well read

    • By Feather on 06-13-10

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Summer

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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

    • Summer

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Summer, set in New England, is a novel by Edith Wharton, published in 1917. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, 18-year-old, Charity Royall, and her cruel treatment by the father of her child. Only moderately well-received when originally published, Summer, has had a resurgence in critical popularity since the 1960s.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a good Edith Wharton

    • By A. Sharp on 03-14-17

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Ghosts: Edith Wharton's Gothic Tales

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Jonathan Epstein, Corinna May, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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 Buccaneers

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • Age of Innocence (Dramatised)

    • By: Edith Wharton, Jane Rogers (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Susanne Bertish
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    A full-cast dramatisation of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a passionate love affair which breaks all the rules of the restrictive high society of 1870s New York.In the exclusive world of upper-class New York, in which attendance at balls and dinner passes for occupation, Newland Archer anticipates his marriage to May Welland, a beautiful young girl from a suitable family ‘who knows nothing and expects everything’.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully done

    • By Brendan on 01-01-11

    Regular price: $10.33

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • HorrorBabble's Classic Horror: Volume 1

    • By: Edith Wharton, Ambrose Bierce, W. B. Yeats, and others
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Gill, Ian Gordon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Ten extraordinary tales of terror, penned by the prolific horror masters of old, from Lovecraft's relentless "Rats in the Walls" and the view from Saki's "Open Window", to the guilt of Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" and the ghostly musings on greed of Wharton's "Afterward".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • cant wait for vol. 2

    • By will on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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 Decoration of Houses

    • By: Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman Jr.
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    One of the classic works on interior decoration, Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses offers a comprehensive look at the history and character of turn-of-the-century interior design. Co-written with architect Ogden Codman, Jr., this invaluable reference provides us with numerous keen and practical axioms for house design, such as (1) The better the house, the less need for curtains, and (2) the height of a well-proportioned doorway should be twice its width.

    Regular price: $18.86

    • The Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Newland Archer is a young lawyer, a member of New York's high society, and engaged to be married to May Welland. Countess Ellen Olenska is May's cousin, and wants a divorce from the Polish nobleman she married. Intelligent and beautiful, she comes back to New York where she tries to fit into the high society life she had before her marriage. Her family and former friends, however, are shocked by the idea of divorce within their social circle, and she finds herself snubbed by her own class.

    Regular price: $10.49

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