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In a society where people Âdreaded scandal more than disease,â passion was a force of ruin. Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, Edith Whartonâs The Age of Innocence is set amidst the pre-World War I ÂGolden Ageâ of upper-class society in New York and is framed by societyâs strict moral code. When soon-to-be-wed Newland Archer finds himself enraptured by his bride-to-beâs code-flouting cousin, he faces a turbulent battle between passion and social values. One of the great masterpieces in American literature, The Age of Innocence is now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, making it a chic and affordable addition to the libraries of literature lovers everywhere.
Lexile score: 1170L