Amazon offers The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton as a free Kindle eBook download. You can include Audible narration by clicking on the ‘Add Audible narration’ button just below the buy now button. For comparison, the paperback version usually goes for $3 and the hardcover for as much as $16. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 841 Amazon customers.
The Age of Innocence, one of Edith Wharton’s most renowned novels and the first by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, exquisitely details the struggle between love and responsibility through the experiences of men and women in Gilded Age New York. The novel follows Newland Archer, a young, aristocratic lawyer engaged to the cloistered, beautiful May Welland. When May’s disgraced cousin Ellen arrives from Europe, fleeing her marriage to a Polish Count, her worldly, independent nature intrigues Archer, who soon falls in love with her. Trapped by his passionless relationship with May and the social conventions that forbid a relationship with Ellen, Archer finds himself torn between possibility and duty.