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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 352
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 302

    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 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 247

    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 66
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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 739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 638

    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

    • Sanctuary

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Edith Wharton's early novella focuses on Kate Orme, who begins the story happily in love with her fiance, only to discover that he hides a terrible secret.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 221

    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

    • Ethan Frome

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 304

    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 (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    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: John MacDonald
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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

    • Selected Short Stories by Edith Wharton

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 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

    Wharton's grace with the language and her understanding of the human condition are beautifully presented in these stories that range from a mother's love for her son to a ghostly visitation. The stories included in this collection are "Sanctuary", "Afterward", "The Angel at the Grave", and "Souls Belated".

    Regular price: $16.79

    • 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

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    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

    • In Morocco

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Fifty Fantastic Tales

    • By: H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories

    • By Young on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $103.29

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6

    • By: Wilkie Collins, C. P. Donnell Jr., 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 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • 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

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