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Extended Audio Sample The Old Maid (Unabridged), by Edith Wharton
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (73 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Eleanor Bron Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried 'aunt' Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life.

The three women live quietly together until Tina's wedding day, when Delia's and Charlotte's hidden jealousies rush to the surface. Originally serialized in The Red Book magazine in 1922, The Old Maid is an examination of class and society as only Edith Wharton could undertake.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/7/2013

    " Whew--intense few hours of listening. This short novel is devastating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 8/15/2013

    " Short and easy to read. For those of you who like reading books about the marriage customs of wealthy New Yorkers in the nineteenth century (ie. EVERYONE). The ending comes up sorta quickly, but it's a nice light read while you're doing your laundry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/1/2013

    " One of the best quotes I have ever read..."She found long ago she could get away with almost anything as long as she didn't stop to explain." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/13/2013

    " I liked this book. It was the second Edith Wharton book I read. It was really great and I own an old first edition copy and it was the only copy I have ever been able to find of it. I would like to own an updated copy so I can loan it out. SO well written and depressing. I loved it.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/18/2012

    " the entitled upper class are also vulnerable and human and can be absorbed by denial. and this is told to us in a gentle refined way. wharton lived and breathed this life. austen is so fanciful and wharton is wharton! i love edith wharton. my fave is "summer". i could read that again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fitlitter | 9/20/2012

    " Very poignant story. Complex issues. Heartrending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harley | 6/28/2012

    " This is the story of two cousins, one of who is an old maid. I felt it started slow, but found I was soon enjoying it. The story is set in a different time when having a baby out of wedlock was life destroying. Great story worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 6/23/2012

    " CANT WAIT TO READ THE OTHER THREE OF THE NOVELLAS "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 6/5/2012

    " I've really enjoyed digging into "Old New York" Wharton-style. My favorite is probably The House of Mirth, but each of her stories I've read recently were enjoyable albeit a little depressing (some more than others). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 6/7/2011

    " A good, short Wharton book. Happier than most. #sundayquickreads on a Friday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kit | 12/11/2010

    " This contains two novellas: The Old Maid by Edith Wharton, and The Real Thing by Henry James. I was somewhat entertained by the Wharton story, but The Real Thing reminded me that I'm not a fan of Henry James. "

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