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The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

Published: 2013-06-22
Paperback : 296 pages
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Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, "The Age of Innocence", won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Set in the high society circles of late nineteenth century New York, Wharton beautifully contrasts the intensity of true passion against the complacency of a loveless but proper marriage; delicately questioning ...
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Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, "The Age of Innocence", won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Set in the high society circles of late nineteenth century New York, Wharton beautifully contrasts the intensity of true passion against the complacency of a loveless but proper marriage; delicately questioning the expected behavior of the upper social class. Through Wharton's exquisite, detailed portrayal of the affluent class, she invites the reader to experience the charmed life of the "Golden Age"... a life that would change dramatically by the end of World War I.

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by KarenC (see profile) 05/18/19

 
  "The Age of Innocence"by happirock (see profile) 08/28/13

 
  "The Age of Innocence"by ncjn5 (see profile) 03/11/12

This book would be great for someone who likes classics to read on their own, but not fit for a bookclub discussion. Unless, that is what that bookclub enjoys reading.

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