The Age of Innocence
Set in the insular upper-class society of New York City in the 187o's, this book tells the story of Newland Archer, a young lawyer who plans to marry the beautiful debutante May Welland. On the eve of their engagement, he meets May's cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska, who has fled Europe and an unhappy marriage. Ellen's charm and worldliness stir in Archer a longing for life beyond his restrictive upper-class ecistence. He cannot think of leaving May, yet he continues to pursue Ellen.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EadieB - LibraryThing
The Age of Innocence is a richly drawn portrait of the elegant lifestyles, luxurious brownstones, and fascinating culture of bygone New York society. It shows the atmosphere of desire and emotion and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - techeditor - LibraryThing
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE is about the silly manners followed by the very rich New York society in the 1870s. While the book is romantic, the romance serves to show the absurdity of the “rules” they lived ... Read full review