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WHARTON, E.: House of Mirth (The) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

WHARTON, E.: House of Mirth (The) (Unabridged)

A single woman of 29, Lily Bart is Edith Wharton’s quintessential trapped heroine. Orphaned following the death of her parents, Lily understands that she must use her beauty, grace and charm to attain the social position she longs for, but she is caught between her desire for wealth and a strong moral conscience, which sabotages every opportunity she encounters. Lily’s employment as a maid finds her visiting the houses of New York’s upper echelons, where she is invited to live lavishly and party with her patrons until the early hours. She meets many eligible bachelors and rich men; however, she is captivated by Laurence Seldon, a struggling attorney who sees through the glossy superficiality of upper society. She cannot bring herself to marry a man of working class, nor a millionaire whom she does not love. Thus begins her downward spiral into penury…


  The House of Mirth (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The House of Mirth 00:10:18
2.   Play with flash player Lily sank with a sigh into one of the shabby leather… 00:10:05
3.   Play with flash player He had seated himself on an arm of the chair… 00:09:34
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:11:57
5.   Play with flash player But in spite of her efforts, conversation flagged… 00:12:36
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:11:56
7.   Play with flash player Ruling the turbulent element called home… 00:12:32
8.   Play with flash player Only one thought consoled her, and that was… 00:13:51
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:14:00
10.   Play with flash player Miss Bart continued to smile without annoyance. 00:14:43
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:10:53
12.   Play with flash player She looked down the long table… 00:10:28
13.   Play with flash player The library was almost the only surviving portion… 00:11:13
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:09:41
15.   Play with flash player Lily had received his sympathy with languid… 00:10:01
16.   Play with flash player Selden answered her with a shrug. 00:10:22
17.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:14:18
18.   Play with flash player The perception of this fact helped her to answer… 00:13:57
19.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:10:36
20.   Play with flash player Lily smiled: she knew that Selden had always been… 00:10:00
21.   Play with flash player Miss Bart made an impatient movement… 00:11:05
22.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:11:03
23.   Play with flash player Lily looked at her perplexedly. She was sure, now… 00:09:54
24.   Play with flash player Lily was throbbing with fear, but the insinuation… 00:11:06
25.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:11:36
26.   Play with flash player He left Lily to a passion of disgust and fear. 00:11:27
27.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:09:47
28.   Play with flash player Mrs Peniston, on whom she had looked in a day… 00:10:30
29.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:14:24
30.   Play with flash player Miss Farish's confidences were cut short… 00:14:31
31.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:12:50
32.   Play with flash player 'Look here, Lily, don't take that high and mighty…' 00:12:41
33.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:12:10
34.   Play with flash player Reaching town, he was driven direct to his club… 00:11:58
35.   Play with flash player 'The Trenors'' exclaimed Mrs Jack Stepney. 00:12:02
36.   Play with flash player A ring at the door - bell caught her to her feet. 00:12:27
37.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:10:40
38.   Play with flash player Lily was again silent. She knew she could not hope… 00:09:53
39.   Play with flash player 'I mean to have her too,' he repeated, with a laugh… 00:10:20
40.   Play with flash player Book 2. Chapter 1 00:11:36
41.   Play with flash player Now he suddenly felt the latent ache, and realized… 00:09:59
42.   Play with flash player Miss Bart, glowing with the haste of a precipitate… 00:11:02
43.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:11:03
44.   Play with flash player Miss Bart assented. 'Yes – I caught sight of you…' 00:10:42
45.   Play with flash player 'If you won't go back, I must – don't make me…' 00:12:19
46.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:10:53
47.   Play with flash player If the girl was afraid, was she afraid for herself… 00:10:48
48.   Play with flash player The dinner, meanwhile, was moving to its… 00:10:47
49.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:14:37
50.   Play with flash player In her stuffy room at the hotel to which she had… 00:12:53
51.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:12:58
52.   Play with flash player Gerty shook her head, mutely unconvinced. 00:13:43
53.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:10:15
54.   Play with flash player Lily, on regaining the Gormer grounds… 00:10:17
55.   Play with flash player It was the first time since her return from Europe… 00:09:09
56.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:08:28
57.   Play with flash player He met this with a steady gaze of his small… 00:11:50
58.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:10:41
59.   Play with flash player Lily met this query with an impatient gesture. 00:10:59
60.   Play with flash player Pitiable as such an attitude seemed to Gerty… 00:11:11
61.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:11:36
62.   Play with flash player Ned Silverton's relation to Stancy seemed… 00:13:13
63.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:12:19
64.   Play with flash player Lily slipped out last among the band of liberated… 00:11:43
65.   Play with flash player She would have liked to sit there, drinking more tea… 00:13:18
66.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:09:51
67.   Play with flash player Lily took no sleeping - drops that night. 00:10:57
68.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:07:55
69.   Play with flash player Her voice had gathered strength, and she looked… 00:07:51
70.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:11:55
71.   Play with flash player The strength of the victory shone forth from her… 00:10:57
72.   Play with flash player Such a vision of the solidarity of life had never… 00:12:05
73.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:08:17
74.   Play with flash player On this table stood the empty bottle and glass… 00:07:01

Total Playing Time: 13:58:33






Author(s):
Wharton, Edith

Reader(s):
Lefkow, Laurel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0215

Barcode: 9781781980149

Release Date: 11/2019

 

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