Summer

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100095489
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481546928
Narrator/s: Grace Conlin
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Description

Wharton's most erotic and lyrical novel, Summer explores a daring theme for 1917: a woman's awakening to her sexuality. Eighteen-year-old Charity Royall lives in the small town of North Dormer, ignorant of desire until the arrival of architect Lucius Harney. Like the succulent summer landscape in the Berkshires around them, Charity's romance is lush and picturesque, but its consequences are harsh and real. Praised for its realism and candor by such writers as Joseph Conrad and Henry James and compared to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Summer was one of Wharton's personal favorites of all her novels and remains as fresh and relevant today as when it was first written.

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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2006

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CD
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Lorna Raver
Product Number DC418
Released: Oct 12, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400119462
eAudio
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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): 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

"Confronting one's past is a common theme in movies and literature of the 1990's. Writing in 1916, Edith Wharton mixed this theme with summer romance to craft the story of a young couple. The heroine is a small-town librarian, set in the Berkshires. No contemporary librarian would identify with Charity Royal as she disdainfully crochets lace in a disorderly room full of musty books. Reader Grace Conlin distinguishes both men's and women's voices easily, using hushed, intimate tones to convey the sweetness of the romance. Yet an ephemeral quality in her delivery casts a shadow of reality on the story and reminds the listener that seasons change. D.W.K. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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