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The Writer in the Garden by Edith Wharton

The Writer in the Garden

by Edith Wharton

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Unabridged Edition
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3 Hrs.


Over the centuries, gardens and gardening have proved a fertile source of inspiration for writers and poets alike. Here is a wonderfully engaging selection of garden writing culled from essays, fiction, poetry, journalism, diaries, and letters. It all adds up to a glorious compendium of writing that is amusing, original, and idiosyncratic. Excerpts span not only the beauties of the garden but such far-reaching topics as weeds, the tribulations of gardening in a cold climate, the dangers of rare plant collecting, the delights of weeding, the pitfalls of growing roses, and the place of "tacky" in a garden.

With selections carefully chosen from both sides of the Atlantic, this anthology pays homage to the great garden writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries while, at the same time, introducing the listener to some of the most original voices of today's generation of garden writers.

Books on gardening have become a marketing phenomenon. However, this is the first time an anthology of garden writing has appeared on audio. Impeccably read by a group of professional actors, this potpourri of philosophical meanderings, passionate observations, and practical advice is essential listening for all gardeners and garden lovers.

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  • Published: January 1997
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T017360
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