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Age of Innocence (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote carefully structured fiction that probed the psychological and social elements guiding the behavior of her characters. Her portrayals of upper-class New Yorkers were unrivaled. The Age of Innocence, for which Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize in 1920, is one of her most memorable novels.

At the heart of the story are three people whose entangled lives are deeply affected by the tyrannical and rigid requirements of high society. Newland Archer, a restrained young attorney, is engaged to the lovely May Welland but falls in love with May's beautiful and unconventional cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. Despite his fear of a dull marriage to May, Archer goes through with the ceremony—persuaded by his own sense of honor, family, and societal pressures. He continues to see Ellen after the marriage, but his dreams of living a passionate life ultimately cease.

The novel's lucid and penetrating prose style, vivid characterization, and its rendering of the social history of an era have long made it a favorite with readers and critics alike.

Synopsis:

Deeply moving study of the lives of three people and of affection thwarted by a man's sense of honor, family, and societal pressures.

Synopsis:

Deeply moving study of the tyrannical and rigid requirements of New York high society in the late 19th century and the effect of those strictures on the lives of three people.

Synopsis:

Deeply moving study of the tyrannical and rigid requirements of New York high society in the late 19th century and the effect of those strictures on the lives of three people. Vividly characterized drama of affection thwarted by a mans sense of honor, family, and societal pressures. A long-time favorite with readers and critics alike.

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ISBN:
9780486298030
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Marriage -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.43 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , Deeply moving study of the lives of three people and of affection thwarted by a man's sense of honor, family, and societal pressures.

"Synopsis" by ,
Deeply moving study of the tyrannical and rigid requirements of New York high society in the late 19th century and the effect of those strictures on the lives of three people.
"Synopsis" by ,
Deeply moving study of the tyrannical and rigid requirements of New York high society in the late 19th century and the effect of those strictures on the lives of three people. Vividly characterized drama of affection thwarted by a mans sense of honor, family, and societal pressures. A long-time favorite with readers and critics alike.
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