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The Age of Innocence

Ter a disastrous marriage Archer falls deeply in love with her Torn between duty and passion Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life or mercilessly destroy. This book which examines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan is a classic masterpiece precisely because it is anything but conventional Ironically it had me longing for

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Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York a time when society people “dr. The longing was with him day and night an incessant undefinable craving like the sudden whim of a sick man for food or drink once tasted and long since forgotten He could not see beyond

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Eaded scandal than disease”This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York af. The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraphWinner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton s masterful portrait of desire a


About the Author: Edith Wharton

Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase keeping up with the Joneses The youngest of three children Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and upon the family's return to the United States enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport Rhode Island Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious By the a



10 thoughts on “The Age of Innocence

  1. says:

    “We can't behave like people in novels though can we?” A few years ago I read The Age of Innocence and thought it was ok

  2. says:

    Part of why I love The Age of Innocence so much is for the very reason my students hate it the subtlety of action in a society constrained by its own ridiculous rules and s In Old New York conformity is key and the upper crust go abo

  3. says:

    ‘The longing was with him day and night an incessant undefinable craving like the sudden whim of a sick man for food or drink once tasted and

  4. says:

    The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraphWinner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York a time when society people “dreaded scandal than disease” This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland B

  5. says:

    The most perfect ending in literature I'll never get over it

  6. says:

    Appearances can be deceiving as this superb classic novel revealsNewland Archer has the perfect life rich young and good looking a member in excellent standing of New York's High Society of 1871 during the Golden Age These people feel not like prisoners but brave members of a group keeping back the barbarians at the gate Newland is engaged t

  7. says:

    Myself and the Pulitzer prize have previously not always seen eye to eye but Finally I have read one worthy of giving top marks to This golden oldie captures the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood from a bygone era where modern ideas are resisted and tradition overcomes compassion T

  8. says:

    “Each time you happen to me all over again” Imagine that person you love most in this world right within your grasp but somehow ou

  9. says:

    This book which examines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan is a classic masterpiece precisely because it is anything but conventional Ironically it had me longing for the lovers to dip their toes in love story convention by finding a hotel room at least once especially with lines like this one“

  10. says:

    Yes indeedy what could be jejune than another early 20th century novelist choosing as her subject the problematic relations between th

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