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The Age Of Innocence Edith Wharton

The Age Of Innocence By Edith Wharton

The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton


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The Age of Innocence' is widely considered to be Edith Wharton's finest novel. It is is also a major film directed by Martin Scorsese.

The Age Of Innocence Summary

The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Set in turn-of-the-century New York, Edith Wharton's classic novel The Age of Innocence reveals a society governed by the dictates of taste and form, manners and morals, and intricate social ceremonies. Newland Archer, soon to marry the lovely May Welland, is a man torn between his respect for tradition and family and his attraction to May's strongly independent cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska. Plagued by the desire to live in a world where two people can love each other free from condemnation and judgment by the group, Newland views the artful delicacy of the world he lives in as a comforting security one moment, and at another, as an oppressive fiction masking true human nature. The Age of Innocence is at once a richly drawn portrait of the elegant lifestyles, luxurious brownstones, and fascinating culture of bygone New York society and a compelling look at the conflict between human passions and the social tribe that tries to control them.

The Age Of Innocence Reviews

One of the best novels of the twentieth century * New York Times Review of Books *
A rich and powerful description of a vanished world * Penelope Lively *
There is no woman in American literature as fascinating as the doomed Madame Olenska ... Traditionally, Henry James has always been placed slightly higher up the slope of Parnassus than Edith Wharton. But now that the prejudice against the female writer is on the wane, they look to be exactly what they are: giants, equals, the tutelary and benign gods of our American literature * Gore Vidal *

About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a prosperous New York family in 1862. She wrote over fifteen novels, was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

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GOR006235278
9780860680697
086068069X
The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Used - Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
19920224
304
Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1921
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