In Morocco

  • by Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by Anna Fields
  • 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guide-book, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the repletest sight-seer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbour of Algeciras and scramble onto a little black boat headed across the straits...."A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to that country during World War I. With her characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, traveling by military jeep to Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Fez, and Marrakech, from the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas. Along the way, she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan, and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem.


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Customer Reviews

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A colorful but dated travelogue

The first three-fourths of the book are a first-person account of Wharton's travel from Tangier to Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech just after the end of the First World War as a guest of the French governor general, Lyautey. The last fourth deals with Moroccan history and art. There are many details that help carry the listener past a predictable array of Orientalist stereotypes.
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- Brad

Recording and Content

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?


What was most disappointing about Edith Wharton’s story?

Her superficial treatment of the place and her constant reminding me of how badly the pathetic people there needed the French "help" they were now getting.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Fields’s performances?

Maybe, but I would listen carefully first. This recording is faulty. Her pronunciations are incorrect very often.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from In Morocco?

I would suggest that she abandon the project.

Any additional comments?

Terrible recording of a dated and depressing book.

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- Devon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.