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Timeless Love: Poems, Stories, and Letters Audiobook

Timeless Love: Poems, Stories, and Letters

Author: Edith Wharton, John Keats, William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cast, Full Cast Release Date: December 2020

This beautiful, giftable collection celebrates the beauty and the agony of love through classic poems, stories, and letters from beloved writers. Because it defines human existence, love is one of art's favorite subjects. Timeless Love: Poems, Stories, and Letters celebrates the mysterious nature of love and passion by bringing together classic works by beloved writers through the ages. Including stories, poems, and letters from Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barret Browning, John Keats, Edith Wharton, and more, this collection explores how each love is singular-yet love itself is universal.

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The Angel at the Grave Audiobook

The Angel at the Grave

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Ben Cummins, Hillary Straga, Stephanie Breinholt, Trent Dahlin Release Date: December 2020

Pauline Anson has dedicated her whole life to promoting the works of her venerated grandfather, the great Orestes Anson, only to meet with bitter disappointment when public interest in him wains. Until a young stranger appears on her doorstep offering hope and a new start.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Afterward Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads Afterward

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: November 2020

'You won't know till afterward. You won't know till long, long afterward.' When Ned and Mary Boyne hear that their new house is haunted, they laugh it off and joke that every good house in the countryside must have a ghost for it to be worth purchasing. They move in and forget all about its supposed supernatural quirks. But when Mary notices a strange change in her husband's behaviour, she begins to suspect a not so friendly ghost is indeed at play. 'Afterward' is a chilling and disturbing short story that starts out on a happy note and then slowly unravels. It's made all the more haunting by Edith Wharton's impeccable prose. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Edith Wharton was an American author and designer, born into New York City's high society. She is best known for her novel 'The Age of Innocence' (1920) and for being the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Eyes Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads The Eyes

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: November 2020

'Phil, my dear boy, really -- what's the matter? Why don't you answer? Have you seen the eyes?' An older gentleman invites a group of friends over for dinner and to discuss the supernatural. Afterwards, when only two guests remain, he tells them a story about The Eyes, about a man who is repeatedly haunted at night by a pair of grotesque eyes floating over the foot of his bed. 'The Eyes' is a short, sharp read that slowly enters your psyche and leaves you with a paragraph that may haunt you forever, because it's not about ghosts at all... Elegantly eerie and similarily atmospheric, this Edith Wharton story makes a great companion to Henry James' 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898). B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Edith Wharton was an American author and designer, born into New York City's high society. She is best known for her novel 'The Age of Innocence' (1920) and for being the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

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Victorian Anthologies: Ghosts - Volume 2 Audiobook

Victorian Anthologies: Ghosts - Volume 2

Author: Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells Narrator: Multiple Narrators Release Date: November 2020

Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers. Featuring work by H.G. Wells, Edith Wharton, F.G. Loring and Florence Marryat, this second volume of eight enduring stories, some well-known, others less familiar, transport you to a cosy fireside to hear tales of disembodied voices, haunted objects and unknown entities lurking in the shadows cast by candlelight.

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Afterward Audiobook

Afterward

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Leonora Haig Release Date: November 2020

How do you know if you've seen a ghost? Maybe you'll never know. But an American couple seeking an idyllic retirement in and English country house do find out... eventually. Afterward is taken from the Victorian Anthologies series featuring short stories by classic writers of the spooky, the scary and the supernatural. Guaranteed to give you the shivers, each collection includes familiar and loved creepy tales as well as those less well-known. With music by Benedict Edwards.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Descent of Man Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads The Descent of Man

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: November 2020

'I tell you there's nothing the public likes as much as convictions – they'll always follow a man who believes in his own ideas. And this book is just on the line of popular interest.' Professor Linyard is a man of science. And when he writes a book to great acclaim in which he takes the side of religion, he fully expects the satire to be understood. But when it's taken at face value, he goes along with it to better provide for his family. Is Professor Linyard a sellout or merely a good provider? 'The Descent of Man' is a brilliant short story by Edith Wharton that leaves it to the reader to finds the answers. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Edith Wharton was an American author and designer, born into New York City's high society. She is best known for her novel 'The Age of Innocence' (1920) and for being the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

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La casa de la alegría Audiobook

La casa de la alegría

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Jose Luis Espina Release Date: October 2020

«La casa de la alegría» fue la novela que consagró a Edith Wharton, saludada desde su publicación como un clásico norteamericano. Huérfana a los diecinueve años, Lily Bart es acogida por una tía en el seno de uno de los más antiguos clanes de la sociedad neoyorquina. Diez años después aún no se ha casado y ni su exigua renta personal ni la generosidad condicional de su protectora han hecho nada para favorecer su independencia. Lily, hermosa, inteligente, con clase, educada para ser un adorno y empujada al mercado del matrimonio, irá poco a poco extraviándose y descendiendo en un mundo de feroces convenciones secretamente regido por la manipulación, el desafecto, el engaño y el chantaje.

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The Old Maid Audiobook

The Old Maid

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Cathi Colas Release Date: October 2020

Della Ralston is hosting her cousin Charlotte when she finds out a surprising fact – Charlotte is the mother of Tina, a young girl living at a nearby orphanage. Charlotte has kept the child a secret for many years, and is set to be married to Joe Ralston, a man who does not know about this secret daughter. Della is quickly pulled into a plot to ensure that Charlotte is not separated from her daughter. When a series of circumstances ends with Charlotte and Tina moving into Della’s home, Della and Charlotte work to ensure that Tina has a chance at a good future. This novella is a fascinating dramatic look at the difficulties that illicit affairs can create in a family unit. The Old Maid has been adapted into a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, and remains one of Edith Wharton’s most compelling works of fiction.

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The Edith Wharton BBC Radio Drama Collection Audiobook

The Edith Wharton BBC Radio Drama Collection

BBC radio productions of classic works by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton – plus two bonus documentaries American author Edith Wharton is renowned for her merciless satires of marriage and money, set in the upper-class milieu into which she was born. Included here are a superb selection of her novels, short stories and plays, recorded for BBC Radio – as well as two programmes exploring her life and work. The House of Mirth – Bewitching socialite Lily Bart is hunting for a wealthy husband – but time is running out… Starring June Barrie, Carole Mowlam and Keith Alexander. Madame de Treymes – John Durham's fight for the woman he loves sparks a confrontation with a powerful and devious French family. Starring Anna Massey and Philip Voss. The Reef – Jodhi May, Sian Thomas and Ben Miles star in Edith Wharton’s neglected classic following the complicated love lives of four Americans in France. The Age of Innocence – Recently engaged Newland Archer is drawn to his fiancee's cousin, the exotic, independent Countess Ellen Olenska. Starring Eleanor Bron, Ryan McCluskey and Susan Lynch. The Custom of the Country– Beautiful Undine Spragg arrives in New York, setting her sights on Ralph Marvell. But will he live up to her expectations? Starring Rebecca Night, Dan Stevens and Tom Hollander. Ethan Frome – Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Ethan Frome becomes obsessed with his wife's cousin. Dominic Mafham, Jessica Raine and Laurel Lefkow star in this tragic love story set in rural Massachusetts. The Shadow of a Doubt – Former nurse Kate Derwent carries a terrible secret. Phoebe Fox, Francesca Annis and Paul Ready star in this newly-discovered play from 1901. Great Lives: Edith Wharton – Naomi Wolf joins presenter Matthew Paris to talk about Wharton and her work. In Our Time: Edith Wharton – Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton’s novels of America’s Gilded Age. First published 1901 (The Shadow of a Doubt), 1903 (‘The Dilettante’), 1905 (The House of Mirth), 1907 (Madame de Treymes), 1910 (‘Afterward’), 1911 (Ethan Frome), 1912 (The Reef), 1913 (The Custom of the Country), 1920 (The Age of Innocence) Cast and credits Written by Edith Wharton The House of Mirth Narrator – June Barrie Lily Bart – Carole Mowlam Lawrence Selden – Keith Alexander Simon Rosedale – Alexander John Mrs Bertha Dorset – Anne-Marie Davies Judy Trenor – Roberta Hamond Mr Hudson Bart/Van Allstyne– Barry Dennen Mrs Hudson Bart – Jennie Lee Poleworth – Haydn Andrews Percy Gryce – Arril Johnson George Dorset – Paul Maxwell Jack Stepney – Stuart Milligan Carry Fisher – Zhivila Roche Gwen Van Osburgh – Jean Baird Gus Trenor – John Church Gerty Farish – Celia Bannerman Mrs Van Osburgh – Tucker McGuire Mrs Haffen – Thomasine Heiner Mrs Peniston – Margot Lawrence Grace Stepney – Kate Lock Mrs Wellington Bry – Pat Field Ned Silverton/Mr Wellington Bry – Graham Faulkner Lord Hubert – Anthony Hyde Duchess – Pauline Letts Mattie Gormer – Jayne Lloyd Miss Kilroy/Nettie – Judith Morse Miss Haines/Kathleen – Janene Possell Dramatised by Eileen Cullen Directed by Brian Miller First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 21 March-18 April 1981 Madame de Treymes Narrator – Valerie Sarruf Christiane de Treymes – Anna Massey John Durham – Philip Voss Fanny de Malrive – Gwen Humble Mrs Humble – Auriol Smith Nanny – Jane Whittenshaw Katey – Tara Dominick Bessie Boykin – Elizabeth Kelly Elmer Boykin – James Greene Dramatised by John Peacock Directed by Jane Morgan First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 7 September 1990 The Reef Narrator – Sian Thomas George Darrow – Ben Miles Anna – Teresa Gallagher Sophie – Jodhi May Owen – Julian Ovenden Adelaide/Laura – Debora Weston Dramatised by Penny Leicester Produced by Di Speirs First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 27 June-8 July 2005 The Age of Innocence Newland – Ryan McCluskey Ellen– Susan Lynch May – Kellie Bright Catherine – Eleanor Bron Augusta – Lorelei King Adeline – Barbara Barnes Jane– Sarah Goldberg Sillerton – Kerry Shale Julius – Conrad Nelson Lawrence – Martin T Sherman Medora – Margaret Robertson Ned – John Guerrasio Dramatised by Jane Rogers Produced by Nadia Molinari First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 6-13 January 2008 The Custom of the Country Undine Spragg – Rebecca Night Mrs Spragg – Barbara Barnes Mrs Heeny – Lorelei King Abner Spragg/Popple – Jonathan Keeble Peter Van Degen – William Houston Mr Dagonet – Paul McCleary Laura Fairford/Princess Estradina – Provence Maydew Elmer Moffatt – Tom Hollander Ralph Marvell – Dan Stevens Mabel Lipscombe – Tessa Nicholson Clare Van Degen – Lucy Gaskell Raymond de Chelles – Joseph Kloska Marquise de Chelles – Olwen May Paul – Daniel Rogers Dramatised by Jane Rogers Produced by Nadia Molinari First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 3-17 January 2010 Ethan Frome Ethan Frome – Dominic Mafham Mattie – Jessica Raine Zeena – Laurel Lefkow Denis Eady –Christopher Webster Post Mistress – Adjoa Andoh Andrew Hale – Paul Moriarty Edith Wharton – Fenella Woolgar Jotham Powell – Adam Billington Denis Eady – Christopher Webster Widow Homan – Victoria Inez Hardy Mrs Hale – Tracy Wiles Dramatised by Lin Coghlan Produced by Sally Avens First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 16-20 January 2012 The Shadow of a Doubt Kate Derwent – Phoebe Fox John Derwent – Paul Ready Sylvia Derwent – Rosie Boore Lord Osterleigh – David Horovitch Lady Uske – Francesca Annis Dr Carruthers – Don Gilet Clodagh Nevil – Alexandra Constantinidi Bobby Mazaret – Cameron Percival Footman – Lewis Bray Mrs Fullerton – Emma Handy Introduced by Laura Rattray, Reader in American Studies, University of Glasgow Dramatised by Melissa Murray Directed by Emma Harding First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 28 October 2018 Great Lives: Edith Wharton Presented by Matthew Paris With Naomi Wolf, Janet Beer and Avril Horner Produced by Jolyon Jenkins First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25 September 2012 In Our Time: Edith Wharton Presented by Melvyn Bragg With Dame Hermione Lee, Bridget Bennett and Laura Rattray Produced by Simon Tillotson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4 October 2018

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The Wharton Gothics: Stories of the Unnatural and the Supernatural Audiobook

The Wharton Gothics: Stories of the Unnatural and the Supernatural

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir Release Date: May 2020

An original compilation of eight of Edith Wharton’s gothic stories A ghostly presence in “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” desires revenge against a tyrannical husband. In “Mr. Jones,” Lady Jane Lynke inherits an estate unexpectedly, and can’t make sense of how to manage the servants—especially since the caretaker has been dead for decades, but keeps giving orders. Meanwhile, in “Afterward,” a newly wealthy American couple moves into a large, isolated house in southern England complete with a ghost … and the mysteries surrounding the husband’s business are slowly uncovered. In “The Hermit and the Wild Woman,” the “hermit,” while a young boy, witnessed the killing of his family during an attack on his town. As a result of this trauma, he has retreated into isolation—until he meets a “wild woman” who comes to live nearby. These are just a few of the wonderful and unnerving tales gathered together in this new compilation of Wharton’s gothic stories.

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Ethan Frome Audiobook

Ethan Frome

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Adam Sims Release Date: April 2020

Set deep in the remote countryside of Massachusetts, New England, in a world of small-town prejudice, pettiness and rural poverty, the story of Ethan Frome explores the crippling marriage of a young man to an older woman and his love for her vibrant young cousin, Mattie, who lives as a dependent in the Frome household. His feelings lead to a day of explosive emotions with tragic consequences. Published in 1911, two years before Wharton divorced her husband, the novel integrates the raw experiences of the author's own life to create a powerful tale of the tragic destruction of innocent love, in a stark, compressed and unified form. Over time, the book has gained the reputation of being Edith Wharton's best work.

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