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.
8 hours 33 minutes (102706 words)
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