The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

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by Edith Wharton

Historical Fiction Social Commentary High Society and Social Class Individual Desire vs. Social Expectations Innocence and Experience The Power of Convention

PAGES
254
ESTIMATED TIME
8 hours 33 minutes
PACE
Intermediate
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
1920
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
English
DOWNLOADS
2299

The Age of Innocence is a novel written by Edith Wharton and originally published in 1920. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1921.

Set in New York in the 1870s, the novel tells the story of Newland Archer, a young man from a wealthy family. He is engaged to May Welland, a society girl.

As the novel progresses, Newland becomes increasingly dissatisfied with his life and his engagement, and begins an affair with the beautiful and scandalous Countess Ellen Olenska.

Discover through this timeless classic what New York high society was like in late 19th century Gilded Age New York. The novel explores the social pressure placed on people to live up to the expectations of their social class, and the consequences of breaking those expectations.

Through excellent writing and masterfully detailed characters, this novel is an essential work for understanding this historical period in the United States.

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About Edith Wharton

She was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer and she became, for her novel The Age of Innocence, the first woman to win the Pulit...

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