Cover of: The  age of innocence | Edith Wharton

About the Book

Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written immediately after the end of the First World War, is a brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s, the world in which she grew up, and from which she spent her life escaping. Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, charming, tactful, enlightened, is a thorough product of this society; he accepts its standards and abides by its rules but he also recognizes its limitations. His engagement to the impeccable May Welland assures him of a safe and conventional future, until the arrival of May's cousin Ellen Olenska puts all his plans in jeopardy. Independent, free-thinking, scandalously separated from her husband, Ellen forces Archer to question the values and assumptions of his narrow world. As their love for each other grows, Archer has to decide where his ultimate loyalty lies. - Back cover.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3545.H16 A35 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 366 p. ;
Number of pages
366

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1737320M
Internet Archive
ageofinnocence00edit
ISBN 10
002026478X
LC Control Number
92042446
Library Thing
2237
Goodreads
337140
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