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  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By David Horovitch
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    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.

  • The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton

    The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Eleanor Bron
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    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.

  • The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton

    The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
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    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.

  • The Age of Innocence  | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Nicky Whichelow
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    Author Edith Wharton has a phenomenal ability to write about love that is lost and found. A young man by the name of Newland Archer seems to have everything he wants out of life, most notably a beautiful young fiancé named May Welland. Their innocent romance seems unbreakable until the introduction of May's cousin, Ellen Olenska, who is planning on divorcing her husband. As he gets to know her and her more rebellious take on life, Archer finds himself falling in love with her.

  • Fear | Roald Dahl - editor,Cynthia Asquith,Mary Treadgold,J. Sheridan Le Fanu,Edith Wharton,L. P. Hartley

    Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl - editor, Cynthia Asquith, Mary Treadgold, and others
    • Narrated By Rory Kinnear, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tom Felton, and others
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Fear collected by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Kevin Eldon, Tom Felton and Rory Kinnear. An audio collection of deliciously dark ghost stories for adults, picked by Roald Dahl himself. Do you enjoy being scared? Featuring 14 classic spine-chilling stories chosen by Roald Dahl, these terrible tales of ghostly goings-on will have you shivering with fear as you listen.

  • The Buccaneers | Edith Wharton

    The Buccaneers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    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.

  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    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.

  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
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    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.

  • Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    There may never have been a novel written about love and loss with more irony of poetry than Ethan Frome. Written almost exclusively in flashback, Ethan Frome has continued to draw attention and accolades since its publication in 1911 by famed writer Edith Wharton. When we are introduced to the novel's protagonist, we discover that he is married yet inconveniently in love with his wife's cousin, who is spending time with the family to help care for Ethan's sick wife.

  • The Old Maid | Edith Wharton

    The Old Maid

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Eleanor Bron
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    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.

  • Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics | James Thurber,Edith Wharton,Jack London,D.H. Lawrence

    Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Thurber, Edith Wharton, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated By Maria Tucci, Charles Keating, James Naughton
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    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.

  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, is charming, tactful, enlightened - a thorough product of this society. He accepts its standards and abides by its rules, but he also recognizes its limitations. His engagement to the impeccable May Welland assures him of a safe and conventional future, until the arrival of May's cousin Ellen Olenska.

    says: "A complex and compelling story"
  • Fifty Groundbreaking Stories by Women Writers | Edith Wharton,May Sinclair,Virginia Woolf,Stella Benson,Gertrude Atherton,Katherine Mansfield,J. H. Riddell

    Fifty Groundbreaking Stories by Women Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton, May Sinclair, Virginia Woolf, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Fifty short stories by women writers who broke the mould.

  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Joanne Woodward
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    Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal which takes place in the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, and questions the morals and assumptions of the elite New York society set in the 1870s when "scandal was more dreaded than disease."

  • The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton

    The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
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    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.

    Stevie says: "Dreamy"
  • Supernatural Stories by Women Writers | Edith Wharton,Mary E. Braddon,Edith Nesbit,Elia W. Peattie,Violet Hunt,Lettice Galbraith,Bessie Kyffin-Taylor

    Supernatural Stories by Women Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton, Mary E. Braddon, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A rich anthology of classic tales of ghosts and the supernatural written by women. 'The Operation' by Violet Hunt; 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie; 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton; T'he Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith; 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon; 'Room Number Ten' by Bessie Kyffin-Taylor; 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton; 'Mrs. Raeburn's Waxwork' by Eleanor Smith; 'The Mystery of the Semi-Detached' by Edith Nesbit.

  • The Victorian Women Writers Collection | Edith Nesbit,Kate Chopin,Edith Wharton,Olive Schreiner,Violet Hunt,George Sand,George Eliot

    The Victorian Women Writers Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A fascinating collection of short stories by some of the greatest Victorian female writers. This anthology covers every theme from spirits and the occult to love and sexuality to sentimentality and romance to social observation and critique. 'The Operation' by Violet Hunt, 'Satan's Circus' by Eleanor Smith, 'A Dream of Wild Bees' by Olive Schreiner, 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield, 'Squirrel in a Cage' by E. M. Delafield, 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman....

    Anneliese says: "How can anyone listen to this voice?"
  • Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By John MacDonald
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    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.

  • The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton

    The House of Mirth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    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.

  • One Hour Stories: 22 classic tales | Edith Wharton,Morley Roberts,H. G. Wells,Henry Chapman Mercer,Henry S. Whitehead,Rudyard Kipling,O. Henry

    One Hour Stories: 22 classic tales

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton, Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A captivating collection of 60-minute classic stories by great writers.

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