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Publisher Comments:

Newland Archer saw little to envy in the marriages of his friends, yet he prided himself that in May Welland he had found the companion of his needs--tender and impressionable, with equal purity of mind and manners. The engagement was announced discreetly, but all of New York society was soon privy to this most perfect match, a union of families and circumstances cemented by affection.

        Enter Countess Olenska, a woman of quick wit sharpened by experience, not afraid to flout convention and determined to find freedom in divorce. Against his judgment, Newland is drawn to the socially ostracized Ellen Olenska, who opens his eyes and has the power to make him feel. He knows that in sweet-tempered May, he can expect stability and the steadying comfort of duty. But what new worlds could he discover with Ellen? Written with elegance and wry precision, Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a tragic love story and a powerful homily about the perils of a perfect marriage.

Commentary by William Lyon Phelps and E. M. Forster

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Engaged to the docile May Welland, Newland Archer falls madly in love with the nonconformist Countess Olenska, an older woman with a reputation, but his allegiance to the social code of their set makes their love an impossibility

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The text of Wharton's richly allusive Pulitzer Prize-winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York has been rigorously annotated by a prominent Wharton scholar.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553902693
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Author:
Edith Wharton
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Audio Books-Romance
Subject:
Audio Books-Sociology
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Korean
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Sale Books
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Literature-Gift Editions
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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The Age of Innocence
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Product details 320 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553902693 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Engaged to the docile May Welland, Newland Archer falls madly in love with the nonconformist Countess Olenska, an older woman with a reputation, but his allegiance to the social code of their set makes their love an impossibility
"Synopsis" by , The text of Wharton's richly allusive Pulitzer Prize-winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York has been rigorously annotated by a prominent Wharton scholar.
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