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The Age of Innocence
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 380
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684842370
ISBN-10 0684842378
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Summary
As Newland Archer prepares to marry docile May Welland, the return of the mysterious Countess Olenska turns his life upside down
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is an elegant, masterful 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 many the docile May Welland. Then, suddenly, the mysterious, intensely nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a long absence, turning Archer's world upside down.

This classic Wharton tale of thwarted love is an exuberantly comic and profoundly moving look at the passions of the human heart, as well as a literary achievement of the highest order.

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