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The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 19, 2006
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844083503
Price : 725

About the book
Set in turn-of-the-century New York, Edith Wharton's classic novel The Age of Innocence reveals a society governed by the dictates of taste and form, manners and morals, and intricate social ceremonies. Newland Archer, soon to marry the lovely May Welland, is a man torn between his respect for tradition and family and his attraction to May's strongly independent cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska. Plagued by the desire to live in a world where two people can love each other free from condemnation and judgment by the group, Newland views the artful delicacy of the world he lives in as a comforting security one moment, and at another, as an oppressive fiction masking true human nature. The Age of Innocence is at once a richly drawn portrait of the elegant lifestyles, luxurious brownstones, and fascinating culture of bygone New York society and a compelling look at the conflict between human passions and the social tribe that tries to control them.
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Patricia Tyrrell is half-English and half-American. After living for some years in the US she is now based in Cornwall.
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