This, Edith Wharton's last, unfinished novel, follows two young American heiresses, Virginia and Nan St George, from their native New York to London in the 1870s, where they try to find love, marriage and a position in society.
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Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, known for such classics as The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and The Age of Innocence, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. A member of the New York elite, Wharton drew on her experiences as part of society to critique its inner workings and the conflict between personal desires and societal norms. Wharton died in 1937, leaving behind a rich literary legacy.From AudioFile:
Dana Ivey reads in a quiet, even voice providing an interesting taste of Wharton's literary style and genre. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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