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The Age of Innocence
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Demco Media
Publication date September 1, 1992
Binding Reinforced
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780606021975
ISBN-10 0606021973
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.34
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Engaged to the docile May Welland, Newland Archer falls madly in love with the nonconformist Countess Olenska, an older woman with a reputation, but his allegiance to the social code of their set makes their love an impossibility
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Age of Innocence won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. The story is set in upper class New York City in the 1870s. The Age of Innocence centers on an upper class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870's New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an apology for her earlier, more brutal and critical novel, The House of Mirth.

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