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The Age of Innocence (Everyman"s Library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.))

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Written in English


  • Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937,
  • Fiction,
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Edition Notes

ContributionsPeter Washington (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10352541M
ISBN 100307268209
ISBN 109780307268204

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Book II of The Age of Innocence begins with May marrying Newland as New York society watches. By August, a year later, Newland and May have settled into a fashionable if boring life in New York, living in a wealthy part of town and spending summers with the rest of . The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in , and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London/5(). Free download or read online The Age of Innocence pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Edith Wharton. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in ebook format/5. About The Age of Innocence. Edith Wharton’s masterpiece brings to life the grandeur and hypocrisy of a gilded age. Set among the very rich in s New York, it tells the story of Newland Archer, a young lawyer engaged to marry virginal socialite May Welland, when he meets her cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska, a woman unbound by convention and surrounded by scandal.

But The Age of Innocence has as much in common with that popular Oprah-ish romance-rooted literary fashion as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does. Like Shakespeare’s play, Wharton’s novel is about two lovers, but that’s only on the surface. The Age of Innocence is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Edith Wharton that was first published in   Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton () 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/5(). The Age of Innocence, novel by Edith Wharton, published in The work presents a picture of upper-class New York society in the late 19th century. The story is presented as a kind of anthropological study of this society through references to the families and their activities as n:

  The Age of Innocence Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction Subject: Love stories Subject: Domestic fiction Subject: Married people -- Fiction Subject: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction Subject: Separated people -- Fiction Subject: Upper Cited by: 3.   She wrote most of “The Age of Innocence” in , the year after the Armistice, but the action is set in the s, with only the last chapter jumping forward to the s. Book One Chapters 1–3. Summary. The novel opens in the new opera house, where all of New York's high society has assembled in its expensive box seats to see and to be seen. Newland Archer, the protagonist, has just arrived fashionably late and joins his friends in .   As with all her New York novels, The Age of Innocence makes an ironic commentary on the cruelties and hypocrisies of Manhattan society in the years before, during and after the Great War.