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13.8 hrs • Mar/01/2017 • Unabridged
What Galsworthy did for Edwardian England, Wharton did for turn-of-the-century New York, and she did it to perfection in The House of Mirth. Hackles bristle discreetly, lips curl ever-so politely, and every breach of good taste is carefully recorded, as social aspirant Lily Bart launches a desperate bid for a place on the city's elite social register.Available Formats:1.0 hrs • Nov/01/2016 • Unabridged
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930.‘All Souls’ is a creepy Hallowe’en story about a woman who lives with her servants in a remote house in Connecticut. One weekend at the end of October, she has an accident and breaks her ankle…and then follow the most terrifying and mysterious 36 hours of her life.Available Formats:0.9 hrs • Nov/01/2016 • Unabridged
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” is a classic ghost story about Alice Hartley, a servant who takes up a new position in a remote country house as companion to an invalid lady. Almost immediately she realizes that there is something not quite right in the house. Across the passage from her room is a door which is always kept locked. Apparently it was the room of a previous companion to her mistress, who died several months ago. But sometimes there are strange sounds heard in the locked room - and once or twice the dead maid is seen on the passage. And then comes the night when the mysterious bell rings for the first time…Available Formats:11.1 hrs • Sep/16/2016 • Unabridged
“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!” Awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, the first to be presented to a woman, Edith Wharton’s 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 fiancé‘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.Available Formats:1.1 hrs • Mar/25/2016 • Unabridged
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. 'The Legend' is the story of a mysterious stranger who has been brought into hospital after being found collapsed in a park. As the man is destitute and in need of recuperation, Dr. Bob Wade takes an interest in the man and offers to take him home until he is well again. Dr. Wade's brother, Howland Wade, is the acknowledged world expert on the great Pellerin - the elusive philosopher who disappeared mysteriously 25 years earlier and was subsequently reported dead. The stranger makes quite an impression on Dr. Wade and his good friend, Bernald...but Howland Wade is extraordinarily reluctant to engage with the tramp, especially when he starts to write....Available Formats:3.8 hrs • Feb/04/2016 • Unabridged
A young man struggles to rise above the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of a small New England community through his forbidden love for his cousin Mattie Silver.Available Formats:1.3 hrs • Jan/18/2016 • Unabridged
Pomegranate Seed is a disturbing ghost story in which a man receives a series of eerie letters from his dead first wife.Available Formats:0.9 hrs • Jan/18/2016 • Unabridged
Kerfol is the story of an American who looks over the remote and partially ruined castle of Kerfol and finds only a pack of eerie, shy, and strangely silent dogs there. When he mentions that he has seen the dogs, his hosts give him a very peculiar old story to read … the history of a bizarre old murder and an even more mysterious pack of dogs.Available Formats:0.6 hrs • Jan/18/2016 • UnabridgedAvailable Formats:5.5 hrs • Jan/18/2016 • UnabridgedAvailable Formats:21.2 hrs • Jan/18/2016 • UnabridgedAvailable Formats:1.2 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
“Afterward” is a dramatic story of the most mysterious ghost of all. When Ned and Mary Boyne move to a remote and un-renovated manor house in Dorsetshire, their list of desired features includes a resident ghost. Their friend Alida Stair confirms that there is indeed a ghost, but “you will never know it until long, long afterward.” Ned and Mary keep a look out for the ghost at first, but there is no sign of it. Or is there? As the foundations of their comfortable and prosperous life slowly begin to crumble, the import of a figure they once fleetingly glimpsed on the driveway begins to dawn. And then a strange and very terrible event takes place.Available Formats:0.8 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
During a convivial evening during which all the guests recount their own personal ghost stories, nobody expects the dry old host, Andrew Culwin, to contribute any supernatural experience. But when most of the guests have left, the youngest man present, Phil Frenham, challenges Culwin on the subject. In response, Culwin hands out another round of cigars and embarks on the strangest tale of all.Available Formats:0.6 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
“The Debt” is the story of the relationship between an eminent Professor of Biology and a young but highly talented student. The great Professor Landfear adopts the bright but socially awkward Galen Dredge as his protegé and future successor, preferring him even over his own son Archie. But when Dredge succeeds to the Landfear Chair of Evolution and becomes Director of the state-of-the-art Landfear Laboratory after his patron’s death, he embarks on a series of lectures which seem to be designed to demolish Landfear’s life’s work. In the face of such treachery and ingratitude, Archie Landfear resolves to confront Dredge.Available Formats:11.0 hrs • May/05/2015 • Unabridged
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.When Ellen and Newland fall in love, they must choose between passion and conventions.Available Formats:10.7 hrs • Jan/01/2006 • Unabridged
The Reef follows the fancies of George Darrow, a young diplomat en route from London to France, intent on proposing to the widowed Anna Leath. Unsettled by Anna’s reticence, Darrow drifts into an affair with Sophy Viner, a charmingly naïve and impecunious young woman whose relations with Darrow and Anna’s family threaten his prospects for success. The affair becomes the reef on which four lives are in danger of foundering: two of them innocent, and two of them burdened with experience and tinged with desperation. A challenge to the moral climate of the day, this story of the drastic effects of a casual sexual betrayal offers a clear-eyed assessment of the possibilities and limitations of human love.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital RentalLoading more titles...
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