The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

by Edith Wharton

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Overview

Among New York City's upper class of the 1870s, before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there was a small cluster of aristocratic families that ruled New York's social life. To those at the apex of the social world one's occupation or abilities were secondary to heredity and family connections, and one's reputation and outward appearance was of foremost importance. At the center of the highest circles is Newland Archer, a lawyer set to enter into a socially safe marriage with the sheltered and beautiful May Welland -- a decision Archer is forced to re-consider after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic and beautiful cousin, recently returned from a lengthy stay in Europe.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149209750
Publisher: aqeel aslam
Publication date: 05/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 366 KB

About the Author

Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote more than 15 novels, including The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and other esteemed books. She 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.

Date of Birth:

January 24, 1862

Date of Death:

August 11, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France

Education:

Educated privately in New York and Europe

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in 19h century New York Society, This novel is filled with a delightful tapestry of details in setting, as well as a cast of unforgettable characters. A young lawyer in the center of this book, yearns to break out of the conventions of his well ordered life and we follow his thoughts and glances directed to his wife’s cousin who is estranged from her “foreign” and terrible husband. The story develops around their “love affair” consisting of stolen moments, fingers touching, and occasional eye contact. The reader is held in suspense to see if our young man fulfills his desire or if the pull of New York’s society keeps everything in check. The delight is in the reading rather than a chase to get to the end.
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