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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 331
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 283

    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 Age of Innocence

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 623

    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 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    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
      3 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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 House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • 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 354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 290

    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

    • 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

    • 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 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    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 (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In the dead gray cold of Starkfield, Massachusetts, farmer Ethan Frome is struggling to scrape out a living. His duties are to his wife, Zeena - an ungrateful, soul-sick hypochondriac as frigid as the New England winter. When Zeena’s cousin Mattie arrives to help with the farm, the ethereal, gentle-natured beauty brings a light and a fugitive affection into Ethan’s life. Yet for Ethan and Mattie, daring to be happy - and together - will have its consequences. 

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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

    • 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 Old Maid

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 551
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 484

    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

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    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 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 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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 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 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "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.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • 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

    • Madame de Treymes and Two Novellas

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Madame de Treymes follows the fortunes of two innocents abroad: Fanny Frisbee of New York, unhappily married to the dissolute Marquis de Malrive, scion of a great house of the Faubourg St. Germain, and John Durham, her childhood friend, who arrives in Paris intent on persuading Fanny to divorce her husband and marry him instead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Love Wharton, I Hate Wharton, Almost Dislike Her

    • By Joseph R on 09-13-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6

    • By: Wilkie Collins, C. P. Donnell, John Collier, and others
    • Narrated by: David Warner, Christopher Cazenove, Orson Welles, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6 is an exciting addition to this series, featuring the most acclaimed writers, past and present. This unique collection of master writers, including Wilkie Collins, Aldous Huxley, and Edith Wharton, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Fighting France

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Edith Wharton tours the length of the front in World War I and describes in vivid detail the trenches, hospitals, and villages, Paris' valiant struggles to preserve her values, and the esprit de corps of the gallant French.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • 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

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