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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,115 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in New York in the 1920s, The Glimpses of the Moon details the romantic misadventures of Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, two high-society hangers-on with the right connections but a lack of funds. To maintain their status, they decide to marry and spend a year or so sponging off their wealthy friends, honeymooning in their mansions and villas. Both agree that they're free to dissolve the marriage if either one of them meets someone who can advance them socially. How their scheme unfolds is a comedy of Eros that will charm all fans of Wharton’s work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A luscious, worldly, sensuous read, surely the equal of its most obvious offspring, Tender is the Night.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Contrary to…previously reviewed abridged recording[s], Anna Fields reads this edition with precision.”

    Library Journal

  • “As Wharton tells [the] story, the sharp irony of both her prose and her characters bleeds into pools of true feeling.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Field’s voice is intelligent, textured, clear, and varies interestingly with the characters in this voiced reading. This is a wonderful audio.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cassandra | 2/20/2014

    " one of my absolute favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anntonette Alberti | 2/16/2014

    " Sweet book -- the antidote to The House of Mirth! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debra | 2/11/2014

    " This was an agonizingly frustrating satirical romance. For some reason I actually cared about these assholes, although I'm not sure Wharton intended for me to. I couldn't stand the farcical way both parties did everything but tell the truth. It was painful to read, but I couldn't stop myself from racing through it, figuring all the while that it would end in typical Wharton-style tragedy, sort of like speeding to the scene of a car wreck. "

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