The Age of Innocence

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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.

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