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Age of Innocence
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Virago Pr
Publication date April 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780860680697
ISBN-10 086068069X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $14.99
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Set in turn-of-the-century New York, Edith Wharton's classic novel The Age of Innocence reveals a society governed by the dictates of taste and form, manners and morals, and intricate social ceremonies. Newland Archer, soon to marry the lovely May Welland, is a man torn between his respect for tradition and family and his attraction to May's strongly independent cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska. Plagued by the desire to live in a world where two people can love each other free from condemnation and judgment by the group, Newland views the artful delicacy of the world he lives in as a comforting security one moment, and at another, as an oppressive fiction masking true human nature. The Age of Innocence is at once a richly drawn portrait of the elegant lifestyles, luxurious brownstones, and fascinating culture of bygone New York society and a compelling look at the conflict between human passions and the social tribe that tries to control them.


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