The Age of Innocence (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.7 stars; 231 reviews)

Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer is wealthy, well-bred, and engaged to the beautiful May Welland. But he finds himself drawn to May's cousin Ellen Olenska, who has been living in Europe and who has returned following a scandalous separation from her husband. (Introduction by Elizabeth Klett)

Proof listened by Stav Nisser & Betty M. (9 hr 57 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1, Chapter 01 14:04 Read by Elizabeth Klett
02 - Book 1, Chapter 02 11:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
03 - Book 1, Chapter 03 13:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
04 - Book 1, Chapter 04 10:41 Read by Elizabeth Klett
05 - Book 1, Chapter 05 17:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
06 - Book 1, Chapter 06 15:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
07 - Book 1, Chapter 07 12:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
08 - Book 1, Chapter 08 14:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
09 - Book 1, Chapter 09 23:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
10 - Book 1, Chapter 10 18:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
11 - Book 1, Chapter 11 15:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
12 - Book 1, Chapter 12 22:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
13 - Book 1, Chapter 13 12:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
14 - Book 1, Chapter 14 13:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
15 - Book 1, Chapter 15 19:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
16 - Book 1, Chapter 16 18:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
17 - Book 1, Chapter 17 18:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
18 - Book 1, Chapter 18 22:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
19 - Book 2, Chapter 19 20:15 Read by Elizabeth Klett
20 - Book 2, Chapter 20 22:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
21 - Book 2, Chapter 21 24:39 Read by Elizabeth Klett
22 - Book 2, Chapter 22 16:51 Read by Elizabeth Klett
23 - Book 2, Chapter 23 18:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
24 - Book 2, Chapter 24 10:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
25 - Book 2, Chapter 25 16:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
26 - Book 2, Chapter 26 20:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
27 - Book 2, Chapter 27 12:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
28 - Book 2, Chapter 28 11:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
29 - Book 2, Chapter 29 13:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
30 - Book 2, Chapter 30 17:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
31 - Book 2, Chapter 31 21:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
32 - Book 2, Chapter 32 16:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
33 - Book 2, Chapter 33 28:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
34 - Book 2, Chapter 34 31:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews


(5 stars)

Elizabeth Klett is my favorite reader on Librivox! She is amazing.

excellent reader but a soso book


(3 stars)

the reader is excellent. as always! very easy to listen to. this book however, is only okay. it has the makings of a great romance novel, and at every turn or point where i think things will fall into place, they get complicated or messed up. and while some may find the ending sweet or romantic, i find it stupid and unsatisfactory. just a let down and because of that, the book has almost no substance or determined plot. it just keeps running in the same circles.

Loved the book. Loved the reading of it.


(5 stars)

I didn't expect to enjoy this book, however it was such a pleasant surprise. The values and etiquette of old New York society were interesting, as were the common themes of duty and responsibility above passion. Elizabeth's reading is superb and I feel as if I lost a friend when the book ended. I will now need to find other books Elizabeth has read! Thank you.


(5 stars)

This is a fine novel about the traditions and habits of "old" New York society, where duty and decorum were prized above all else. Perceptions and manners prevailed, while love and happiness were sacrificed to keep up appearances and not upset the tried and true traditions of generations.

Edith Wharton read by Elizabeth Klett...


(5 stars)

...fantastic! It doesn’t get much better than Ms Klett's narration of The Age of Innocence. The novel is a cool glimpse into New York "grand" society and is riveting. Many thanks to the narrator and to LibriVox for making it possible.

fantastic narration, beautiful book.


(5 stars)

this was a reread for me. I love how timeless and yet how transfixed in an era this story is. And the narrator is so good I just downloaded four more books because she was the voice on all of them.

good book


(5 stars)

It's a good book, well read. Btw, I really think it's lame to say, "I wish it had a happier ending" and such in a review. It's a spoiler. I found the book very compelling and engaging.

So-so book read beautifully


(3 stars)

I suspect that this book was a 5 star in its time. Many of the themes are timeless, and I enjoyed much of the (too?) lengthy description of society, mores and dress. Yet the themes, characters and exposition did not make me want to keep turning the digital pages - and there are some books from this era that I could (and have) read more than once. Elizabeth Klett's narration outshines the material. I am following her through Librivox; her story telling is awesome, and she makes it easy to track multiple characters