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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vita Sackville-West Narrator: Carole Boy Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At nineteen, Sebastian is a duke and heir to a vast country estate. A deep sense of tradition binds him to his inheritance, though he loathes the social circus he is a part of. Deception, infidelity and greed hide beneath the glittering surface of good manners.

Among the guests at a lavish party are two people who will change Sebastian's life: Lady Roehampton, who will initiate him in the art of love; and Leonard Anquetil, a polar explorer who will lead Sebastian and his free-spirited sister Viola to question their destiny....

A portrait of fashionable society at the height of the era, The Edwardians revealed all that was glamorous about the period - and all that was to lead to its downfall.

Carole Boyd reads Vita Sackville West's classic novel of elegance and decadence.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/14/2014

    " An interesting read...a very different time written by the lover of Virginia Woolf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/14/2014

    " Shockingly good. I did not know who Vita Sackville-west was and learned she was a part of the bloomsbury set and the inspiration for Woolf's "Orlando", which I will read next. I loved that this wild woman decided to write a best sellar and then did it. Also, found the culture and mindset of the British aristocracy has only incrementally shifted over a century. Kept thinking of Diana and understanding just how radical her behavior was to divorce the Prince and peel back the facade from royal and aristocratic life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carolyn | 2/13/2014

    " I was a little put off by this at the beginning, but then I was surprised at how good it was. Quite insightful. An insider's view of a segment of English society few could experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karin | 1/20/2014

    " Really enjoying it! "

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