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Publisher's Summary

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.

Mrs. Manstey's View, read by Kathleen Chalfant
Roman Fever, read by Maria Tucci
The Reckoning, read by Brenda Wehle
Xingu, read by Christina Pickles

Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The series originates 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.

©2006 The Symphony Space, Inc. (P)2006 The Symphony Space, Inc.

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  • Daniel
  • 08-05-2010

Excellent readings, BUT...

...please note that the stories are, in fact, abridged.

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  • Nan
  • 21-08-2008

Unexpected pleasure

I have enjoyed reading more short stories and was very pleased with these. Perhaps since this was done for the series Selected Shorts, the readers were well chosen. These are interesting short stories with a nice twist at the end.

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  • Scott
  • 23-11-2007

excellent

well-written, well-read.
poignant, saddening, irreverent, hysterical.

having participated in reading groups before, i particularly enjoyed 'xingu.'

short stories are a wonderful way to enjoy audio books. if, like me, you prefer unabridged to abridged, i will forgive you if a glance at the thirty-or-so hours of invested life required to make it through, say, 'our mutual friend,' causes you to blanch.

i can listen to one story before sleep and pick up the next night without a problem.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-2017

Outstanding

Love the sense of humor. You can relax and laugh, i highly recommend these shorts.

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  • Jefferson Spires
  • 08-04-2018

Edith Wharton

This was my first Audible Edith Wharton and they are very entertaining tales. So there!

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