The Age of Innocence
Newland Archer, one of the most elegant bachelors in snobbish New York society, is betrothed to May Welland, a match that everyone agrees will be a perfect one. Then May's cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska, returns to town. Recently divorced, the countess scandalizes proper society with her exotic European manners. But for Newland, she is everything that May is not: worldly, passionate, and sophisticated. Newland must make a choice: Should he honor his commitment to marry May? Or doom his standing in society by pursuing Ellen? -- back cover.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
added answer appeared Archer asked Beaufort called carriage carried continued Countess Olenska course cousin dear dinner don't door drawing-room dress Ellen engagement eyes face fact feel felt friends gave give glanced gone hand head heard hour husband idea Jackson kind knew lady laugh less letter light lips lived looked Luyden Madame Olenska Manson married May's mean meet mind Mingott Miss mother moved never Newland Newland Archer night once opened pale passed paused person poor question reason rose seemed seen sense sent side silent Sillerton smile society stood Street suddenly suppose sure surprise talk tell things thought told tone took turned understand usual voice waiting walked Welland wife wish woman wondered York young