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The Age of Innocence
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date November 1, 1993
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684197197
ISBN-10 0684197197
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $20.00
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
My Ántonia | Ethan Frome | Rebecca | The Great Gatsby | Pride and Prejudice | The House of Mirth | The Custom of the Country
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. With vivid power, Wharton evokes a time of gaslit streets, formal dances held in the ballrooms of stately brownstones, and society people "who dreaded scandal more than disease." This is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Then, suddenly, the mysterious, intensely nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a long absence and Newland Archer's world is never the same. Edith Wharton's classic tale of thwarted love is an exuberantly comic and profoundly moving look at the passions of the human heart. The San Francisco Examiner says, "Wharton's characters leap out from the pages and ... become very real. You know their hearts, souls, and yearnings, and the price they pay for those yearnings." An unforgettable comedy of manners and morals, The Age of Innocence is a literary achievement of the highest order.

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