The Age of Innocence.....Complete Version

The Age of Innocence.....Complete Version

by Edith Wharton

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Overview

The Age of Innocence centers on one society couple's impending marriage and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and mores of turn of the century New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for the earlier, more brutal and critical, "The House of Mirth". Not to be overlooked is the author's attention to detailing the charms and customs of this caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the nineteenth-century East Coast American upper class lived and this combined with the social tragedy earned Wharton a Pulitzer - the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148347132
Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication date: 04/08/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 653,602
File size: 779 KB

About the Author

Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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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