The Age of InnocenceLarge Print - 1994
Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's masterful portrait of desire and betrayal in the sumptuous Golden Age of New York, when society people "dreaded scandal more than disease." This is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. Then the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage in Europe, and he falls deeply in love with her . . .Available in Wheeler Softcover 4.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1994, c1920
Characteristics: 447 p. (large print) ; 25 cm
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A scathing portrayal of class, wealth, and love in late 19th Century New York.
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ArapahoeSusanW Oct 06, 2016
Scathing tale of societal pressure set in "Old New York".
Wharton at her best!
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