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The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton, Stuart Hutchinson
The Age of Innocence
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Engaged to the docile May Welland, Newland Archer falls madly in love with the nonconformist Countess Olenska, an older woman with a reputation, but his allegiance to the social code of their set makes their love an impossibility Amazon.com description: Product Description: Widely regarded as one... show more
Engaged to the docile May Welland, Newland Archer falls madly in love with the nonconformist Countess Olenska, an older woman with a reputation, but his allegiance to the social code of their set makes their love an impossibility Amazon.com description: Product Description: Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton`s greatest achievements, The Age of Innocence is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of the `eternal triangle` of love. Set against the backdrop of upper-class New York society during the 1870s, the author`s combination of powerful prose combined with a thoroughly researched and meticulous evocation of the manners and style of the period, has delighted readers since the novel`s first publication in 1920. In 1921 The Age of Innocence achieved a double distinction - it won the Pulitzer Prize and it was the first time this prestigious award had been won by a woman author
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781853262104 (1853262102)
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Pages no: 229
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.0 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, narrated by Elizabeth Klett
I loved the story, but I didn't care for the narrator very much. I can't add to the reams that have already been written about this novel. I adore Edith Wharton, at least-what I've read so far, and I admire her powers of observation and her wit. I wouldn't have lasted five minutes in what passed f...
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it
3.0 A Tragic Love Story
I knew this book was a classic, but not that it was a romance. I went in not knowing what to expect and came out liking the book in general; however, it was difficult for me at times. First, I had no idea how snooty and shallow New York society was at the turn of the 20th century. I can understand...
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4.0 The Age of Innocence (Classic)
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Moonlight Reader
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4.5 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence is the third book in Wharton's loosely-linked cycle focused on upper class New York of the 1870's (the other two books are The House of Mirth, published in 1905, and The Custom of the Country, published in 1913). She's writing from a distance, looking backward between 30 and 50 ...
LunaLuss
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3.5 The Age of Innocence; the Age of Temptation
Newland Archer was a quiet and self-controlled young man. Conformity to the discipline of a small society had become almost his second nature. Until the arrival of Countess Olenska. The novel takes place in the late nineteenth century where the American gilded age was developing in the New York...
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