The Age of Innocence (Dramatic Reading)


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(4 stars; 4 reviews)

The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s' New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for her earlier, more brutal and critical novel, The House of Mirth. Not to be overlooked is Wharton's attention to detailing the charms and customs of the upper caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, and this, combined with the social tragedy, earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize — the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman. Edith Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she lived in that world, and saw it change dramatically by the end of World War I. The title is an ironic comment on the polished outward manners of New York society, when compared to its inward machinations. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast list:
Newland Archer: Winston Tharp
Lawrence Lefferts: Ernst Pattynama
and: Algy Pug
Christine Nillson : Elizabeth Klett
and: Jenn Broda
Sillerton Jackson: Bill Mosley
Young Man/Thorley/Waiter/Mr. Merry: John Trevithick
Mrs. Manson Mingott: Elizabeth Klett
May Welland: CaprishaPage
Mrs. Welland: Beth Thomas
and: TJ Burns
Ellen Olenska: Amanda Friday
and: Lydia
Mrs. Archer: Arielle Lipshaw
Julius Beaufort: Jason Mills
Janey Archer: Libby Gohn
Henry van der Lyden: Ron Altman
Louisa van der Lyden: Maryanka
Gertrude Lefferts/Maid: Charlotte Duckett
Nastasia : Diana Majlinger
Duke of St. Austrey: Alan Mapstone
Mrs. Struthers: Stefanie Heinrichs
Butler: Oxenhandler
Mr. Letterblair: tovarisch
Ned Winsett: ToddHW
Mr. Welland: Alan Mapstone
Marchioness Medora Manson: Libby Gohn
Dr. Carver: Alan Mapstone
and Bob Neufeld
Reggie Chivers: Drpage
The Rector/Gov. of New York: tovarisch
M. Riviere: ToddHW
Miss Blenker/Young Lady: Naomi Park
Miss Sophy Jackson: Elizabeth Klett
Regina Beaufort: Charlotte Duckett
Mrs. Lovell Mingott: Astrid Fingerhut
Dallas: Chuck Williamson
Narration: CaprishaPage
and: Kathrine Engan
and: ambsweet13
and: Pari
Editing: CaprishaPage
and: ToddHW (11 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Book I, Chapter 01 19:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 02 13:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 03 15:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 04 11:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 05 19:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 06 17:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 07 13:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 08 16:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 09 26:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 10 20:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 11 17:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 12 23:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 13 16:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 14 15:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 15 19:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 16 19:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 17 20:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book I, Chapter 18 22:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 19 21:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 20 25:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 21 28:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 22 17:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 23 20:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 24 11:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 25 19:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 26 23:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 27 14:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 28 14:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 29 14:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 30 20:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 31 25:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 32 19:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 33 32:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book II, Chapter 34 37:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Voice changing in the middle of the book and too many mistakes


(2 stars)