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#357 Edith Wharton's New York

The Bowery Boys: New York City History

New York's upper class families of the late 19th century lived lives of old-money pursuits and rigid, self-maintained social restrictions -- from the opera boxes to the carriages, from the well-appointed parlors to the table settings. It was leisure without relaxation.  In this episode we examine the story of Edith Wharton -- the acclaimed American novelist who was born in New York City and raised inside this very Gilded Age social world that she would bring to life in her prose. She was a true "insider" of New York's wealthy class -- giving the reader an honest look at what it was like to live in the mansions of Fifth Avenue, to attend an elite dinner soiree featuring tableaux vivants and to carry forth an exhausting agenda of travels to Hudson River estates, grand Newport manors and gardened European villas. We can read her works today and enjoy them simply as wonderful fiction -- and incredible character studies -- but as lovers of New York City history, we can also read her New York-based works for these recreations of another era. Is it possible to glimpse a bit of Edith Wharton's New York in the modern city today? Tom and Greg are joined by Wharton lecturer and tour guide Carl Raymond, a historian who has traced her footsteps many times on the streets of New York (and through the halls of her country home The Mount in Lenox, MA.) Also: Join us on April 13, 2013 for a virtual celebration of Gilded Age dining, hosted by Carl, Greg and Tom. boweryboyshistory.com Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/boweryboysSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 11mins

26 Mar 2021

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The Other Two by Edith Wharton

LitReading - Classic Short Stories

We are complex creatures and grow more so with time. Every relationship adds or subtracts from who we are. No relationship is more life changing than marriage and for a woman thrice married in pre-suffrage America the stigma of mutual divorce seems insurmountable until her third husband’s comes to a startling revelation.Best known for her novels, Edith Wharton was a prolific writer of short stories. Growing up among New York’s upper class, she created realistic portrayals of America’s Gilded Age pseudo aristocracy. In 1921, she became the the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Literature for her book, The Age of Innocence.

47mins

10 Mar 2021

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Get Lit Episode 101: Edith Wharton

Get Lit Podcast

We're kicking off our celebration of Women's History Month with Edith Wharton - an extraordinary, genre crossing author who was not only the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, but also wrote translations, poetry, war reports, novels, short stories, plays and a book on interior design in addition to philanthropic work and world travels! Edith, we salute you! 

40mins

10 Mar 2021

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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton) - Book Review

Mere Mortals Book Reviews

How much can one man endure while fulfilling his personal obligations to family/society? 'The Age of Innocence' was published in 1920 and one year later Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. Her book is set in the 1870's and follows the personal dramas of high society New York, centring around the love triangle between Newland Archer, his fiancée May Welland and her captivating, enigmatic cousin Ellen Olenska.Kyrin had this to say about the fictional drama. "I was somewhat surprised by how much I actually enjoyed this book. Drama and interpersonal relations don't tend to draw me in but I actually resonated quite a lot with Newland and his predicament. The book explores themes of social class, breaking taboo's and where an individual's happiness is acceptable in light of the obligations/duties owed to his society and family." As always, we hope you enjoy, Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Background & synopsis(2:43) - Social class: doesn't make someone 'better'(8:13) - Mixing duty/obligation with love(13:24) - Is intense, fiery love sustainable?(16:16) - Personal observations(20:02) - Summary & pragmatic takeawayConnect with Mere Mortals:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

21mins

13 Feb 2021

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TFTV 07 ¦ "Kerfol" (House of Madness) Part 2 by Edith Wharton ¦ DSB Audio Full Audiobook Story

DSB Audio - Audiobooks Narrated by David Sweeney-Bear

A Ghostly Pack Of Dogs Get Their Revenge... In: ---Tales From The Vault Episode 7 (part 2 of 2)--- Edith Wharton’s 1916 ghost story, “Kerfol,” tells the story of a young woman convicted of her older husband’s murder. Her claim that the dogs the man had systematically murdered for their devotion to her were responsible for maiming her husband was met with derision, and yet ever after, on the anniversary of his death, the caretakers leave the estate to avoid encountering the silent, sinister pack of ghostly canines. I hope you enjoy this two-part special of Edith Wharton's classic tale, do leave a comment and let me know... Happy Listening Produced and narrated by David Sweeney-Bear (c)2021 https://buymeacoffee.com/dsbaudio More full-length audiobooks at https://dsbaudio.com

27mins

13 Feb 2021

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TFTV 06 ¦ "Kerfol" (House of Madness) Part 1 by Edith Wharton ¦ DSB Audio Full Audiobook Story

DSB Audio - Audiobooks Narrated by David Sweeney-Bear

A Deserted Mansion... In: ---Tales From The Vault Episode 6 (part 1 of 2)--- In part 1 of "Kerfol", our narrator goes to visit an old semi-fortified mansion in Brittany, at the suggestion of his friend Lanrivain. He is impressed by its age and the sense of history it exudes. No guardian or owners appear, but he is met by a pack of assorted dogs which are mysteriously quiet. When he returns to his friend’s house that night, Mrs Lanvirain tells him that the dogs are the ‘ghosts of Kerfol’.... I hope you enjoy this two-part special of Edith Wharton's classic tale, do leave a comment and let me know... Happy Listening Produced and narrated by David Sweeney-Bear (c)2021 https://buymeacoffe.com/dsbaudio More full-length audiobooks at https://dsbaudio.com

28mins

13 Feb 2021

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TFTV 07 ¦ “Kerfol” (House of Madness) Part 2 by Edith Wharton ¦ DSB Audio Full Audiobook Story

Tales From The Vault Podcast

A Ghostly Pack Of Dogs Get Their Revenge... [Part 2] Edith Wharton’s 1916 ghost story, “Kerfol,” tells the story of a young woman convicted of her older husband’s murder. Her claim that the dogs the man had systematically murdered for their devotion to her were responsible for maiming her husband was met with derision, and yet ever after, on the anniversary of his death, the caretakers leave the estate to avoid encountering the silent, sinister pack of ghostly canines. Listen now...

27mins

31 Jan 2021

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La Edad de La Inocencia (Edith Wharton) - Reseña de Libros

Reseñas In Spanglish

¿Cuanto puede soportar una persona mientras que cumpla sus obligaciones personales a su familia y sociedad? 'La Edad de La Inocencia' fue publicado en 1920 y un año más tarde la autora Edith Wharton llegó a ser la primera mujer ganadora del 'Premio Pulitzer'. Su libro lleva lugar en los 1870's y sigue los dramas de la alta socied de Nueva York, particularmente sobre el triángula amoroso entre Newland Archer, su prometida May Welland y la prima enigmatica y encantadora de May, Ellen Olenska.Michael dijo este sobre el drama ficticio. "Me sorprendía cuanto yo disfrutaba este libro. El drama y relaciones interpersonales no me interesan tanto pero me identificó muchísimo con New y su dilema. El libro examina las temas de la clase social, el roto del tabús y como la felicidad de un individuo debe ser negociado con las obligaciones/deberes debido a su sociedad y familia."Eso es todo, chao for now! 

18mins

7 Jan 2021

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - Chapter 9 (Part 9 of 9 Full Audiobook)

Audiobooks Daily, presented by Public Domain Media

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - Chapter 9 (Part 9 of 9 Full Audiobook) --- Ethan Frome is a 1911 book by American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993. --- Author: Edith Wharton Original Publication Date: September 1911 --- Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. --- Audiobooks Daily is a weekly podcast featuring the best of public domain short stories, novels, poetry, and plays.  Every episode features a new chapter, full audiobook, or commentary of a great literary work.  Authors included on our podcast: Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many more!  Join our community of literary lovers as we listen to some of the greatest fictional novels, stories, poems, and plays ever created!  Episodes are uploaded four times per week. --- This is a Librivox recording. Support or learn more by visiting librivox.org--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/public-domain-media-presents-audiobooks-daily/support

50mins

10 Nov 2020

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - Chapter 8 (Part 8 of 9 Full Audiobook)

Audiobooks Daily, presented by Public Domain Media

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - Chapter 8 (Part 8 of 9 Full Audiobook) --- Ethan Frome is a 1911 book by American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993. --- Author: Edith Wharton Original Publication Date: September 1911 --- Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. --- Audiobooks Daily is a weekly podcast featuring the best of public domain short stories, novels, poetry, and plays.  Every episode features a new chapter, full audiobook, or commentary of a great literary work.  Authors included on our podcast: Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many more!  Join our community of literary lovers as we listen to some of the greatest fictional novels, stories, poems, and plays ever created!  Episodes are uploaded four times per week. --- This is a Librivox recording. Support or learn more by visiting librivox.org--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/public-domain-media-presents-audiobooks-daily/support

20mins

9 Nov 2020

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