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

    

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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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


Disc 7

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


Disc 8

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


Disc 9

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

Physical Release: 2016

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