The Glimpses of the Moon

By Edith Wharton
Read by Anna Fields

8.93 Hours 12/01/1998 unabridged
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Set in New York in the 1920s, The Glimpses of the Moon details the romantic misadventures of Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, two high-society hangers-on with the right connections but a lack of funds. To maintain their status, they decide to marry and spend a year or so sponging off their wealthy friends, honeymooning in their mansions and villas. Both agree that they're free to dissolve the marriage if either one of them meets someone who can advance them socially. How their scheme unfolds is a comedy of Eros that will charm all fans of Wharton’s work.

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Summary

Summary

Set in New York in the 1920s, The Glimpses of the Moon details the romantic misadventures of Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, two high-society hangers-on with the right connections but a lack of funds. To maintain their status, they decide to marry and spend a year or so sponging off their wealthy friends, honeymooning in their mansions and villas. Both agree that they're free to dissolve the marriage if either one of them meets someone who can advance them socially. How their scheme unfolds is a comedy of Eros that will charm all fans of Wharton’s work.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A luscious, worldly, sensuous read, surely the equal of its most obvious offspring, Tender is the Night.” Independent (London)
“Contrary to…previously reviewed abridged recording[s], Anna Fields reads this edition with precision.” Library Journal
“As Wharton tells [the] story, the sharp irony of both her prose and her characters bleeds into pools of true feeling.” Kirkus Reviews
“Field’s voice is intelligent, textured, clear, and varies interestingly with the characters in this voiced reading. This is a wonderful audio.” Kliatt

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 8.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English