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by Edith Wharton, Stuart Hutchinson
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 1 year ago
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...
Booklife of Bia
Booklife of Bia rated it 3 years ago
In the course of reading "The Age of Innocence", I sometimes just forgot that it plays in the late 19th century, because its plot and main characters somehow seem to fit contemporary views just like they would 19th-century morals. I truly enjoyed Edith Wharton's novel and ironic style of writing.
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 3 years ago
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...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 3 years ago
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Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it 3 years ago
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 rated it 3 years ago
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...
riley rated it 4 years ago
Scorsese's version of this book is, in my opinion, one of his very best films and on the short list of films I would recommend to anyone wanting to understand good direction. This despite Michelle Pfeiffer's supposedly miscast as the female lead. Perhaps my love for the film version is what made me ...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it 4 years ago
So if I were to tag things, this would go under my "Fill the cultural gaps" program I imposed on myself - meaning wanting to read at least some writers which Americans grew up with or had as required reading , or simply know well, and I had never heard of before I came to live to US some fifteen yea...
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it 4 years ago
Sorry if this is a mess, I wrote some of it while still reading the book. I understand that Newland couldn't really stay away from the Countess, since they are related through marriage (after the marriage in book two). I'm not sure that really works since the next time they see each other after hi...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 4 years ago
I'm calling it quits at page 39, although I don't like having unfinished books on my shelf. I'm disappointed, but I just can't get into this book.
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