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The Age of Innocence
By Judith P. Saunders ( (other contributor)), Edith Wharton and Regina Barreca (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet Classic
Publication date March 4, 2008
Pages 316
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451530882
ISBN-10 0451530888
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.36 lbs.
Original list price $5.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Edith Wharton’s masterpiece brings to life the grandeur and hypocrisy of a gilded age. Set among the very rich in 1870s New York, it tells the story of Newland Archer, a young lawyer engaged to marry virginal socialite May Welland, when he meets her cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska, a woman unbound by convention and surrounded by scandal. As all three are drawn into a love triangle filled with sensuality, subtlety, and betrayal, Archer faces a harrowing choice between happiness and the social code that has ruled his life. The resulting tale of thwarted love is filled with irony and surprise, struggle and acceptance. Recipient of the first Pulitzer Prize for fiction ever awarded to a woman, this great novel paints a timeless portrait of “society” still unmatched in American literature—an arbitrary, capricious social elite that professes inviolable standards but readily abandons them for greed and desire.

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