The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - [Best Annotated Version] (Bentley Loft Classics Collection)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - [Best Annotated Version] (Bentley Loft Classics Collection)

by Edith Wharton

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Bentley Loft Classics is proud to present The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. This edition is the best annotated version complete with Active Table of Contents.

The Age of Innocence centers on one society couple's impending marriage and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and mores of turn of the century New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for the earlier, more brutal and critical, "The House of Mirth". Not to be overlooked is the author's attention to detailing the charms and customs of this caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the nineteenth-century East Coast American upper class lived and this combined with the social tragedy earned Wharton a Pulitzer - the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013885479
Publisher: Bentley Loft
Publication date: 12/03/2011
Series: Bentley Loft Classics Collection , #77
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937; English pronunciation: / ˈiːdɪθ ˈwɔːrtən/), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

Date of Birth:

January 24, 1862

Date of Death:

August 11, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France


Educated privately in New York and Europe

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in 19h century New York Society, This novel is filled with a delightful tapestry of details in setting, as well as a cast of unforgettable characters. A young lawyer in the center of this book, yearns to break out of the conventions of his well ordered life and we follow his thoughts and glances directed to his wife’s cousin who is estranged from her “foreign” and terrible husband. The story develops around their “love affair” consisting of stolen moments, fingers touching, and occasional eye contact. The reader is held in suspense to see if our young man fulfills his desire or if the pull of New York’s society keeps everything in check. The delight is in the reading rather than a chase to get to the end.
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