Edith Wharton

B. J. Harrison Reads The Descent of Man

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"I tell you there's nothing the public likes as much as convictions – they'll always follow a man who believes in his own ideas. And this book is just on the line of popular interest."

Professor Linyard is a man of science. And when he writes a book to great acclaim in which he takes the side of religion, he fully expects the satire to be understood. But when it's taken at face value, he goes along with it to better provide for his family.

Is Professor Linyard a sellout or merely a good provider? 'The Descent of Man' is a brilliant short story by Edith Wharton that leaves it to the reader to finds the answers.

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

Edith Wharton was an American author and designer, born into New York City's high society. She is best known for her novel 'The Age of Innocence' (1920) and for being the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.
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