The Age of Innocence
D. Appleton, 1920 - 364 pages
Complementing the complete text of Wharton's landmark novel, this extensive volume also includes a wealth of contextual material. "Background Readings" explores the culture of 1870s New York, as depicted in the novel, as well as views on marriage and divorce at that time. In "Other Writings by Edith Wharton," the author discusses fiction writing, old New York, women, and her winning of the Pulitzer Prize. The "Critical Readings" section features essays on the novel from a wide variety of perspectives.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - etxgardener - LibraryThing
Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize winning novel is a classic story of one man's struggle over obsessive love and his duty to his family and class.Archer Newland is a well-bred New Yorker from the best of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
2008: (old Pul Prize Winner) NYC Society rituals, + ladders what's love got to do with it 2010: so many rules / restrictions — NY in 1800's go to Europe for a break — freer there? people w/ new ... Read full review