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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32,915 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Susie Berneis Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781624069994
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Lily Bart enjoys an equitable standing within the New York City elite. Although she desires a comfortable life and has received generous proposals from wealthy suitors, Lily remains single with hope for an honest and loving marriage. However, her life takes an unexpected twist when a nasty bit of gossip instigates her long descent down the social ladder. With her reputation plummeting, Lily escapes the city by joining an acquaintance on a European cruise. But this, too, causes irreparable damage to her reputation, and soon Lily finds herself disowned and friendless.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philicia | 8/29/2013

    " Great slice of life of New York high society in the 1900's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Zakrzewski | 7/6/2013

    " Just can't get into Wharton as much as I get into Austen... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekah | 1/4/2013

    " A classic must read, great writing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzy | 1/2/2013

    " Pretty good. I definitely understand Lily's sense of always looking for something, but never being sure of what it is and, thus, not finding it. It's a bit sad. One of those no-wait-if-only-she-would-have-done-this-instead books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 10/18/2012

    " Much preferred the Age of Innocence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M | 9/4/2012

    " Need to read more Wharton--this book was phenomenal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 7/30/2012

    " Have taught this about 3 times now--Lily Bart inspires polarized reactions, but she dramatizes, for me, the ways that women are enmeshed in society that determines their demise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/24/2012

    " There is such a thing as too much inevitability. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Klymene | 10/31/2011

    " it was boring long and the end was throughly disapointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella | 7/23/2011

    " It sorta grew on me by the end, but getting through it was painful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adela | 5/26/2011

    " Not nearly so dull as EM Forster, but not a ton better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 5/20/2011

    " Who doesn't love a book about the lives of the upper class? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caren | 4/13/2011

    " Loved it. I think Lily purposely took her life. Life was just too dismal and she didn't see in hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 4/13/2011

    " For me, this is one of those books that can only be appreciated after reflection. While reading it - I hated it. "

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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

Susie Berneis is a professional voice-over artist. She has a BA in English and theater from the University of Michigan and more than twenty years of community theater experience. Her audiobook narrations include The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award in 2014.