Summer

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Product Number: DC418
Released: Oct 12, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400119462
Narrator/s: Lorna Raver
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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One of America's first novels to deal frankly with a young woman's sexual awakening, Summer shocked readers with its forthright exploration of desire and sexuality when it was first published in 1917. Set in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, it tells the story of Charity Royall, a young New England woman of humble origins who meets and falls in love with the worldly Lucius Harney, an architect from the city. In evocative and descriptive prose, Edith Wharton conveys the ecstasy of Charity's first experience in sexual and romantic love, and pulls her heroine through the throes of loving a man who ultimately cannot choose her. Wharton's tale elicits the passion and despair of all great but ill-fated love affairs and enthralls the contemporary audience with its pathos just as it did nearly one hundred years ago.

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Summer
Product Number: BX00037556
Product Number:Z100012781
Product Number:DC418

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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Lorna Raver
Product Number Z100012781
Released: Sep 22, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400199464
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Grace Conlin
Product Number Z100095489
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481546928
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Lyssa Browne
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z100082654
Released: Jun 11, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593166977
eBook
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00796633
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486114262
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00155793
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: #9780553904437
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00397033
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781101651292
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00625866
Released: Nov 11, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443425391

Professional reviews

"As a summer full of romance draws to a close, a young woman discovers the heartbreak that autumn ushers in. Lorna Raver's narration masterfully tells the story of the rebellious but genuine Charity Royall. Raver's reading is thoughtful, capturing the warm emotions of the heroine while keeping with the slower pace of Wharton's depiction of the setting. In SUMMER, Wharton diverges from her usual focus on the New York elite, instead setting the story in rural New England. Raver makes the inhabitants of the small town come alive by using the rural dialects in her vocal characterizations. Her attention to dialect and tone absorbs the elements of Wharton's novel that make it authentically American. D.M.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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