Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth


Read by Elizabeth Klett


The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in ric…

The Age of Innocence


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In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic "old revolut…

Ethan Frome


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton's 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield,…

The Age of Innocence (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer …

The Glimpses of the Moon


Read by Elizabeth Klett


"The Glimpses of the Moon" (1922) is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off weal…

Summer (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Wharton's 1917 novella Summer, like her more famous work Ethan Frome, is set in a very small rural New England town. Charity Royall longs t…

The Touchstone


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Stephen Glennard's career is falling apart and he desperately needs money so that he may marry his beautiful fiancee. He happens upon an adv…

Summer


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The story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England. The novel details the sexual awakening of its protagonist, Charity …

Madame de Treymes


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton's 1907 novella explores the milieu of Americans living abroad in Paris. New Yorker John Durham travels to Paris to woo an old…

The Custom of the Country (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton's 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional M…

Tales of Men and Ghosts


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Tales of Men and Ghosts was published as a collection in 1910, though the first eight of the stories had earlier appeared in Scribner's and …

Sanctuary (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton's early novella focuses on Kate Orme, who begins the story happily in love with her fiance, only to discover that he hides a t…

Ethan Frome (version 2)


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Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of St…

The Decoration of Houses


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The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In …

The Descent of Man and Other Stories


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This collection of ten stories, first published in 1904, shows Edith Wharton dissecting some of the customs, habits and vagaries of courtshi…

Afterward


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Mary and Ned Boyne have fled their dreary life in Wisconsin for a home in rustic Dorsetshire. But you can only run so far, and some things -…

Crucial Instances


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This is Edith Wharton's second published collection of short stories (1901). One of these seven stories, "Copy: A Dialogue," is w…

Short Story Collection Vol. 004


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Librivox’s Short Story Collection 004: a collection of 20 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox member…

The Greater Inclination


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This is Edith Wharton's earliest published collection of short stories (1899). Like much of her later work, they touch on themes of marriag…

The Fruit of the Tree


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When published in 1907, this novel about the lives of a wealthy mill owner, her socially progressive husband and friends caused a stir due t…

The Reef


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George Darrow, Anna Leath’s first love, is finally coming from London to propose to her. However, he drifts to an affair with Sophy Viner, A…

Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort


Read by Elizabeth Klett


American novelist Edith Wharton was living in Paris when World War I broke out in 1914. She obtained permission to visit sites behind the l…

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 024


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up …

Bunner Sisters


Read by Margaret Espaillat


“Bunner Sisters,” like “The Age of Innocence” is set in 1870s New York, however the lives of Ann Eliza and Evelina Bunner reflect impoverish…

30 American Poems


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This is a sequel of sorts to 37 American Poems, one of my first solos. Concentration here is on late 19th to early 20th Century works by US …

The House of Mirth (Version 3)


Read by Jan Moorehouse


The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mut…

Sanctuary


Read by Jacquerie


Kate Orme, shocked by the discovery of her fiance's complicity in a tragedy, and by society's willingness to overlook such transgressions, n…

The Marne: a tale of the war


Read by Elizabeth Klett


American writer Edith Wharton is known for her novels of manners set in old New York; yet much of her adult life was spent in France. She li…

The Custom of the Country


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Edith Wharton was a novelist of manners of late 19th Century New York "Society", who spent much of her life in France. In this nov…

Short Story Collection Vol. 035


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A collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain chosen and read by a group of LibriVox members.

PD Goth


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A collection of spooky stories culled from etexts found on Project Gutenberg (Summary by BellonaTimes)

The House of Mirth (Version 2)


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Wharton's classic story of an aging (by Victorian-era standards) spinster socialite who would rather marry for money than for true love.(Sum…

The Valley of Decision


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Odo Valsecca, a promising nobleman, inherits a dukedom at a young age and, over the course of his young life, must quickly learn the politic…

Short Story Collection Vol. 039


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 039: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

First Chapter Collection 001


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"Are you wishing sometimes that you had a good book which you don't know, that you might just read and enjoy? The goal of this collecti…

Chez les heureux du monde (Première Partie)


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« Combien, de la grande cage dorée où ils étaient tous entassés pour l’ébahissement des badauds, le…

1891 Collection


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A look at the year 1891 through literature and non-fiction essays first published that year, including works by Mary E Wilkins, Sir Arthur C…

International Women's Literature Collection


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This is a collection of works -- short stories or poetry -- by women writers in English from around the world and first published before 192…

Au temps de l’innocence


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« – Bon Dieu ! s’exclama tout à coup Lawrence Lefferts, détournant sa lorgnette de la scène [...] et silencieusem…

Short Story Collection Vol. 048


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 048: a collection of 19 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

Plein Eté


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« Tout en écoutant Mr Royall, le souvenir des souliers boueux de Liff Hyatt écrasant les fleurs blanches de la ronce tra…

Chez les heureux du monde (Seconde Partie)


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« Miss Bart, durant ce rapide échange de paroles, était demeurée admirablement calme et droite, légè…

Short Story Collection Vol. 049


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 049: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.'H…

The Long Run


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A wealthy bachelor businessman looks back on the romance that he fumbled with a beautiful married woman he and his college buddy both had cr…

Leurs enfants


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Dans Leurs enfants, Edith Wharton a créé un groupe d’enfants hétéroclites, mal élevés et tout &agr…

Le Portrait de Mrs. Grancy


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« Je m’approchai et regardai attentivement le portrait. Le regard de Grancy avait suivi le mien et je l’entendis venir à mes c&…

Les Marocaines chez elles


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Dans cette nouvelle, Edith Wharton nous emmène dans des palais marocains du début du 20ème siècle. Il n’y a pas …

Xingu


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Le Lunch Club, l’association littéraire distinguée présidée par Mrs. Ballinger, est en grand émoi aujourd…

Fièvre romaine


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« Mrs. Ansley la regardait toujours. Il semblait à Mrs. Slade que derrière le masque volontairement sous contrôle …

Sous la neige (Version 2)


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Le début : «  Cette histoire, c’est brin à brin, et par maintes gens, qu’elle m’a été cont&eacut…

Atrophie


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« Brusquement, Norah se leva ; la tête lui tournait. Est-ce que vraiment, elles étaient là en tête-à-…

Short Poetry Collection 074


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This is a collection of poems for the month of December 2008.

Lendemain


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Edith Wharton (1882-1937), romancière américaine précoce (elle publie plusieurs poèmes à 17 ans), eut pou…

Le Jour des funérailles


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« Maintenant, les funérailles étaient finies. […]Et quand il sortit de son rang pour suivre le cercueil, bien qu’il t&ic…

Sous la neige


Read by René Depasse


Publié il y a cent ans, en 1912, ce roman d’amour bien écrit, bien construit, d’une forte intensité dramatique est l’h…

Le Confessionnal


Read by Maria Scaniglia


Le Confessionnal est une nouvelle tirée du recueil Les Metteurs en scène, d’Edith Wharton.On a tous des blessures secrè…

Short Poetry Collection 008


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 008: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Verdict


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Verdict est une nouvelle du recueil Les Metteurs en scène, d’Edith Wharton.Le narrateur, invité chez Gisburn, peintre à…

1916: First Chapters Collection


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These are first chapters to books first published in 1916. Readers, following is a tentative list culled from Wikipedia's article on the yea…

Lendemain (Version 2)


Read by Christian Dousset


« C’était bien ce qu’elle avait prévu : il craignait de parler tout autant qu’elle. C’était une des misère…