The Age of Innocence

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1st World Library, Dec 31, 2007 - 383 pages
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Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely? When the scheming, indomitable brain of Sigsbee Manderson was scattered by a shot from an unknown hand, that world lost nothing worth a single tear; it gained something memorable in a harsh reminder of the vanity of such wealth as this dead man had piled up-without making one loyal friend to mourn him, without doing an act that could help his memory to the least honor. But when the news of his end came, it seemed to those living in the great vortices of business as if the earth, too, shuddered under a blow. In all the lurid commercial history of his country there had been no figure that had so imposed itself upon the mind of the trading world. He had a niche apart in its temples.

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

Mleh. I didn't really like this one and I feel bad about not liking it. I feel like I've missed some big pointy part of it all, but dash it, I just couldn't muster any feeling of interest or liking ... Read full review

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; (4 1/2*) This a book about living your life in respect to appearances. And in 'old' New York it was ALL about appearances. There is a sameness within all ... Read full review

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