The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton audiobook

The Buccaneers

By Edith Wharton
Completed by Marion Mainwaring
Read by Dana Ivey

Penguin Audio
3.08 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781598876765

Set in the 1870s, 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. After Wharton’s death in 1937, The Christian Science Monitor said, “If it could have been completed, The Buccaneers would doubtless stand among the richest and most sophisticated of Wharton’s novels.” Marion Mainwaring masterfully took on the task of completion, taking her cue from Wharton’s own synopsis. The richly engaging central story of Nan St. George and Guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies, is something any Wharton fan will celebrate and any romantic reader will love.

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Summary

Summary

Set in the 1870s, 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.

After Wharton’s death in 1937, The Christian Science Monitor said, “If it could have been completed, The Buccaneers would doubtless stand among the richest and most sophisticated of Wharton’s novels.” Marion Mainwaring masterfully took on the task of completion, taking her cue from Wharton’s own synopsis. The richly engaging central story of Nan St. George and Guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies, is something any Wharton fan will celebrate and any romantic reader will love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Brave, lively, engaging . . . a fairy-tale novel, miraculouly returned to life —The New York Times Book Review"The Buccaneers brilliantly showcases Wharton near the top of her form.
“A sense of unobtrusive accuracy of tone and detail prevails throughout Ms. Mainwaring’s [writing]…It’s hard to imagine a better writer equipped to take on Edith Wharton.” Wall Street Journal
“Brave, lively, engaging…a fairy tale novel, miraculously returned to life.” New York Times Book Review
“Mainwaring’s version of The Buccaneers is a tour de force…[She] deserves high marks for her ingenuity, novelistic skill, and critical intelligence.” USA Today
The Buccaneers brilliantly showcases Wharton near the top of her form.” Chicago Tribune

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Author

Author Bio: Edith Wharton

Author Bio: Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was born in New York and is best known for her stories of life among the upper-class society into which she was born. She was educated privately at home and in Europe. In 1894 she began writing fiction, and her novel The House of Mirth established her as a leading writer. Her novels The Age of Innocence and Old New York were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She was the first woman to receive that honor. In 1929 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.

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Author Bio: Marion Mainwaring

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English