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Publisher's Summary

A BBC radio collection of full-cast dramatisations, bringing together Edith Wharton’s most popular and best-loved works.

This collection includes full-cast dramatisations of the following novels: 

The House of Mirth starring Carole Mowlam, Keith Alexander and Alexander John.

Madame de Treymes starring Anna Massey, Philip Voss and Valerie Sarruf.

Ethan Frome starring Dominic Mafham, Jessica Raine and Laurel Lefkow.

The Reef starring Jodhi May, Sian Thomas and Ben Miles.

The Custom of the Country starring Rebecca Night, Barbara Barnes, Lorelei King and Tom Hollander.

The Age of Innocence starring Eleanor Bron, Ryan McCluskey and Susan Lynch.

Phoebe Fox, Francesca Annis and Don Gilet star in The Shadow of a Doubt, a recently discovered play by Wharton. Plus Joseph Ayre reads her short story, 'The Dilettante'.

Also included is an episode of Great Lives, in which American social Critic and Author Naomi Wolf discusses the life and work of Edith Wharton with Janet Beer and Matthew Parris and an episode of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels.

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  • 11-25-21

Great adaptations of Edith Wharton stories

Edith Wharton is one of my favourite authors so it was great to find this version to listen to in the car on my daily commute. As usual the BBC dramatisation are very well done and I thought the characterisations excellent. The only (small) complaint is the music between the sections which at times went on a bit long. Off to find another classic to listen to now!

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