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The Fruit of the Tree

Gelesen von Margaret Espaillat

(4,314 Sterne; 70 Bewertungen)

When published in 1907, this novel about the lives of a wealthy mill owner, her socially progressive husband and friends caused a stir due to its treatment of drug abuse, mercy killing, divorce and second marriages. (Summary by Margaret) (15 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Book 1, Chapter 1

6:42

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Book 1, Chapter 2

31:57

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Book 1, Chapter 3

25:48

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Book 1, Chapter 4

33:33

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Book 1, Chapter 5

31:02

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Book 1, Chapter 6

27:14

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Book 1, Chapter 7

29:00

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Book 1, Chapter 8

20:12

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Book 2, Chapter 9

20:31

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Book 2, Chapter 10

24:12

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Book 2, Chapter 11

23:25

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Book 2, Chapter 12

29:23

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Book 2, Chapter 13

17:31

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Book 2, Chapter 14

24:16

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Book 2, Chapter 15

18:04

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Book 2, Chapter 16

18:13

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Book 2, Chapter 17

30:46

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Book 2, Chapter 18

19:22

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Book 3, Chapter 19

20:08

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Book 3, Chapter 20

13:46

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Book 3, Chapter 21

23:05

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Book 3, Chapter 22

21:23

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Book 3, Chapter 23

15:07

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Book 3, Chapter 24

25:48

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Book 3, Chapter 25

21:55

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Book 3, Chapter 26

16:10

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Book 3, Chapter 27

17:41

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Book 3, Chapter 28

22:25

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Book 3, Chapter 29

17:59

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Book 4, Chapter 30

25:15

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Book 4, Chapter 31

18:13

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Book 4, Chapter 32

16:50

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Book 4, Chapter 33

16:35

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Book 4, Chapter 34

27:41

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Book 4, Chapter 35

11:19

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Book 4, Chapter 36

24:27

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Book 4, Chapter 37

16:41

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Book 4, Chapter 38

19:15

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Book 4, Chapter 39

30:32

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Book 4, Chapter 40

23:39

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Book 4, Chapter 41

20:15

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Book 4, Chapter 42

16:50

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Book 4, Chapter 43

21:17

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Bewertungen

brilliantly read by Margaret Espaillat

(4 Sterne)

Wharton is a great writer, but in this novel she over psychoanalyzes far too much, here in The Fruit of the Tree. Perhaps characters of the upper classes have complex and convoluted psychological make up, but I don't think the rest of us have the time to invent so many psychological weapons to exploit each other with. But it is a great book combining personal relations, romance, compartmentalizing and hence the string pulling and distance of powerful men and women from the harsh life their schemes create for common persons. Edith Wharton hated socialists and perhaps she was from the upper class, she was biased towards top down reform. i don't know. Most often in history, leaders and the powerful have to be pushed by the majority for social reform.

The Fruit of the Tree

(5 Sterne)

This book still has many issues we grapple with today. The one that has me thinking about most is euthanasia. I have always thought it just to put an end to endless suffering but this book has made me realize that there are consequences and that there can be two sides to the act. Margaret Espaillat has read the story with deep understanding and I thank her most sincerely for it.

The Fruit of the Tree

(4,5 Sterne)

AN UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY. NARRATOR DOES AN AMAZING JOB WITH RANGE AND PITCH. ALL IN ALL A GOOD LISTENING EXPERIENCE

(5 Sterne)

Loved this book! So satisfying. Reader was a bit rough at first, but quickly became excellent. Thank-you, Margaret, for your work.

(5 Sterne)

Nicely read, and not just a boring love story. This story hits on at least 4 of today’s social issues.

(4 Sterne)

a really good reader. the story seemed too long and was rather boring in the middle.

Very glad that I listened

(5 Sterne)

It’s one of the most memorable stories and very well narrated.

Just started it and like it

(5 Sterne)

She writes so vividly.