Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

 
Keyword Search
 
Classical Music Home > WHARTON, E.: Age of Innocence (The) (Unabridged)

WHARTON, E.: Age of Innocence (The) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

Back Cover Image 
Reviews

WHARTON, E.: Age of Innocence (The) (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 his fiancée’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.



Disc 1

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Age of Innocence 00:09:27
2.   Play with flash player How this miracle of fire and ice was to be created… 00:06:33
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:07:06
4.   Play with flash player Madame Olenska's pale and serious face… 00:06:19
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:07:30
6.   Play with flash player From the tone of the club box he had perceived… 00:07:17
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:11:51
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:10:21
9.   Play with flash player 'It's not that I don't approve of the Mingotts'…' 00:09:03


Disc 2

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:08:28
2.   Play with flash player Here he was, at the very moment of his betrothal… 00:08:45
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:07:14
4.   Play with flash player Mr. van der Luyden was the first to speak. 00:06:34
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:08:11
6.   Play with flash player The Duke of St. Austrey, who sat at his hostess's… 00:07:59
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:12:57
8.   Play with flash player 'This is the hour I like best…' 00:12:49


Disc 3

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:10:32
2.   Play with flash player The words had a fantastic sound in his own ears. 00:10:01
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:09:36
4.   Play with flash player But Mrs. Rushworth was 'that kind of woman'… 00:07:43
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:11:59
6.   Play with flash player 'I do think,' she went on, addressing both men… 00:12:33
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:08:19
8.   Play with flash player 'Do you think,' she asked, glancing toward… 00:05:58


Disc 4

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:07:28
2.   Play with flash player 'Culture! Yes – if we had it!' 00:07:28
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:11:36
4.   Play with flash player 'So that was it' Archer said derisively. 00:10:25
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:09:29
6.   Play with flash player 'I verily believe,' Mrs. Welland continued … 00:10:23
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 17 00:09:46
8.   Play with flash player The young man saw at once that his hostess… 00:10:36


Disc 5

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 18 00:07:58
2.   Play with flash player 'Yes,' he said abruptly; 'I went south to ask May…' 00:09:11
3.   Play with flash player 'New York simply meant peace and freedom…' 00:07:51
4.   Play with flash player Book 2: Chapter 19 00:08:31
5.   Play with flash player The idea of this monstrous exposure… 00:07:09
6.   Play with flash player Every detail of the day had been so carefully… 00:07:04
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 20 00:10:24
8.   Play with flash player All these things went through his mind… 00:07:36
9.   Play with flash player 'You see, Monsieur, it's worth everything…' 00:07:08


Disc 6

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 21 00:09:37
2.   Play with flash player Strolling toward them from the tent Beaufort… 00:09:08
3.   Play with flash player Archer burst into a laugh, and May echoed it… 00:09:23
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 22 00:09:12
5.   Play with flash player He could not see beyond the craving… 00:08:40
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 23 00:09:54
7.   Play with flash player She drew out a little gold - faced watch… 00:09:49
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 24 00:11:25


Disc 7

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 25 00:09:49
2.   Play with flash player 'I can't imagine,' Archer continued… 00:09:00
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 26 00:11:12
4.   Play with flash player Once established before the grate… 00:11:03
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 27 00:07:24
6.   Play with flash player 'I said to her: "Honour's always been honour…"' 00:07:15
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 28 00:07:28
8.   Play with flash player The Welland sons would of course… 00:06:26


Disc 8

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 29 00:06:58
2.   Play with flash player 'I think you're the most honest woman…' 00:07:53
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 30 00:09:54
4.   Play with flash player Archer's heart was beating violently… 00:09:50
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 31 00:12:56
6.   Play with flash player 'It seems cruel,' she said, 'that after a while…' 00:11:50
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 32 00:09:54
8.   Play with flash player 'M'ama!' thrilled out the triumphant Marguerite… 00:08:57


Disc 9

  The Age of Innocence (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 33 00:10:27
2.   Play with flash player When he entered the drawing - room… 00:11:10
3.   Play with flash player 'If things go on at this pace,' Lefferts thundered… 00:10:09
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 34 00:10:18
5.   Play with flash player 'Chicago wants you.' Ah – it must be… 00:09:07
6.   Play with flash player It was the day after their arrival in Paris… 00:08:46
7.   Play with flash player As Archer listened, his sense of inadequacy… 00:07:29

Total Playing Time: 11:07:31






Author(s):
Wharton, Edith

Reader(s):
Lefkow, Laurel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0234

Barcode: 9781843799788

Release Date: 2016

For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from H & B Direct
For Germany:
Buy from NaxosDirekt.de
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from arkivmusic.com
For Spain Only:
For U.K. Only:
Buy from NaxosDirect.co.uk

 

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group