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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN:
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Alice Lethbury, a young wife stuck in a dull, passionless marriage, decides to adopt a baby, Jane, with the consent of her reluctant husband. As Jane grows up, it becomes clear that she has entered the Lethburys' lives for a reason.

Edith Wharton was born to a wealthy New York family and, in her writing, she blended insights into the privileged classes with her natural wit to write stories, which are notable for their humor and incisiveness. She published more than 50 books, including fiction, short stories, travel books, historical novels, and criticism. This is one of her best short stories. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 4/16/2008

    " I got a real kick out of this short story. A couple adopts a baby who proves to be a bit of a handful. I won't give away any of the story but I loved the description of the parents desparation at the end of the story. Quick read. Give it a try! :) "

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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.