Newland Archer is a young lawyer and a member of
New York’s high society in the late nineteenth century, engaged to be married
to May Welland. Countess Ellen Olenska is May’s cousin who wants a divorce from
the Polish nobleman she married. Intelligent and beautiful, she comes back to
New York, where she tries to fit into the high society life she had before her
marriage. Her family and former friends, however, are shocked by the idea of
divorce within their social circle, and she finds herself snubbed by her own
class. Ellen and Newland fall in love and must choose between passion and conventions. This deeply moving drama has been a favorite of both critics and general readers for many years. Download and start listening now!