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2.67 out of 52.67 out of 52.67 out of 52.67 out of 52.67 out of 5 2.67 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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The first of four novellas, together called Old New York, set in the mid-1800s.

Lewis Raycie is sent on a Grand Tour of Europe with instructions from his father to acquire a collection of accepted Art Works. His father's dream is to own a Raphael; instead, Lewis returns with a priceless collection of Renaissance masterpieces by Piero della Francesca and others of equal stature. They are, however, unknown in America.

His father is appalled and disinherits him. His family ridicules him. But it is only after Lewis dies that the magnificent collection gets the recognition it really deserves.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 7/5/2012

    " A good book but I read it after "The House of Mirth," which was wonderful albeit tragic. Edith Wharton was a wonderful writer and so my rating is only in comparison to her writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miss Ginny Tea | 10/4/2009

    " Edith Wharton does not write happy books. :/ This one was… okay. And less dreadfully unhappy than her better ones. Lalala! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 12/28/2008

    " A good book but I read it after "The House of Mirth," which was wonderful albeit tragic. Edith Wharton was a wonderful writer and so my rating is only in comparison to her writing. "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.