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 - rainpebble - LibraryThing
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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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