The Age of Innocence
When the Countess Ellen Olenska returns from Europe, fleeing her brutish husband, her rebellious independence and passionate awareness of life stir the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, already engaged to be married to her cousin May Welland, "that terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything." As the consequent drama unfolds, Edith Wharton's sharp ironic wit and Jamesian mastery of form create a disturbingly accurate picture of men and women caught in a society that denies humanity while desperately defending "civilization."
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I would like to say about the book that it's like a tragedy-romance kind of thing. Even though I only read some of it, I still feel the spicy thoughts of what the writer is trying to convey in this story.
I never had a book like this before so I rated it as 3, or in my standard, Good.