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Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York a time when society people “dr. Part of why I love The Age of Innocence so much is for the very reason my students hate it the subtlety of action in a society constrained by its own ridiculous rules and s In Old New York conformity is key and the upper crust go about a life of ritual that has no substance or meaning Both men and women are victims in this world as both are denied economic intellectual and creative outlets All the world s a stage in Wharton s New York and everyone wears a mask of society s creation Such is the norm until Newland ArcherSymbolically Newland represents an America on the cusp of moderniza

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Ter a disastrous marriage Archer falls deeply in love with her Torn between duty and passion Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life or mercilessly destroy. This book which examines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan is a classic masterpiece precisely because it is anything but conventional Ironically it had me longing for the lovers to dip their toes in love story convention by finding a hotel room at least once especially with lines like this one Each time you happen to me all over again Oh Newland Archer Oh Ellen OlenskaBut no the brilliant Edith Wharton doesn t allow it She stays the course showing the follies of Old New York society the sometimes impossible and suffocating nature of marriage and the chang

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Eaded scandal than disease”This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York af. The most perfect ending in literature I ll never get over it


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  1. says:

    “We can't behave like people in novels though can we?” A few years ago I read The Age of Innocence and thought it was okay It has something of an Austen esue feel criticisms of middleupper middle class society paired with a subtle and cl

  2. says:

    Part of why I love The Age of Innocence so much is for the very reason my students hate it the subtlety of action in a society constra

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    ‘The longing was with him day and night an incessant undefinable craving like the sudden whim of a sick man for food or drink once tasted and long since forgotten He could not see beyond the craving or picture what it might lead to for he was not conscious of any wish to speak to Madame Olenska or to hear her voice He simply felt that if he could carry away the vision of the spot of earth she walked on and the way the sky and se

  4. says:

    The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraphWinner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous

  5. says:

    The most perfect ending in literature I'll never get over it

  6. says:

    Appearances can be deceiving as this superb classic novel revealsNewland Archer has the perfect life rich young and good looking a member in excellent standing of New York's High Society of 1871 during the Golden

  7. says:

    Myself and the Pulitzer prize have previously not always seen eye to eye but Finally I have read one worthy of giving top marks to This golden oldie captures the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of Americ

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    “Each time you happen to me all over again” Imagine that person you love most in this world right within your grasp but somehow

  9. says:

    This book which examines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan is a classic masterpiece precisely because it is anything but conventional Ironically it had me longing for the lovers to dip their toes in love story convention by finding a hotel room at least once especially with lines like this one“Each time you happe

  10. says:

    Yes indeedy what could be jejune than another early 20th century novelist choosing as her subject the problematic relations between the sexes amongst the idle rich? D H Lawrence and Henry James do the same the first like a big dog gna