The Greater Inclination

Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.3 stars; 67 reviews)

This is Edith Wharton's earliest published collection of short stories (1899). Like much of her later work, they touch on themes of marriage, male/female relationships, New York society, and the nature and purpose of art. One of the stories, "The Twilight of the God," is written as a short play. The role of Warland is read by mb, and the role of Oberville by Bruce Pirie. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) (5 hr 7 min)


The Muse's Tragedy 31:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Journey 24:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Pelican 40:45 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Souls Belated 58:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Coward 33:01 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Twilight of the God 25:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Cup of Cold Water 56:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Portrait 36:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett


Left This Reader Wanting More Of The Stories

(4 stars)

Well crafted and well read, Wharton produces deep and faceted jewels of short stories. excellently read.

good collection

(4.5 stars)

Some of these are a temptation for wanting more: Thank you to the reader for an excellent few hours

fantastic as usual

(5 stars)

this was a great collection of stories and wonderfully read

Excellent Beautiful, intelligent, writing, and very well read

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

Excellent group of stories and Ms Klett delivers a flawless narration.

(5 stars)

Well read. Elizabeth Klett is so good

(4.5 stars)

Great set of stories well read.