FREE READ æ The Age of Innocence


  • Paperback
  • 293
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Edith Wharton
  • English
  • 21 June 2017
  • 9781593081430

10 thoughts on “The Age of Innocence

  1. says:

    “We can't behave like people in novels though can we?” A few years ago I read The Age of Innocence and thou

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    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

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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 sea enclose

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    The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraphWinner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize The A

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

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    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 Age These people feel not like prisoners but brave members of a group keeping back the barbarians at the gate Newland is engaged to a beautiful charming girl May Welland also in the exclusive association who lov

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    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 American manne

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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 out of reach An invisible thin wall keeping you apart Apart but not away from each other Together yet not with each other This is the worst form of torture a torture of invisible chains and soundless screams Constantly seeing each other constantly being reminded of what cannot be Constantly falling in love ye

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    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'

  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 f

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The Age of Innocence

Al 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 after a disastrous. 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 Age These people feel not like prisoners but brave members of a group keeping back the barbarians at the gate Newland is engaged to a beautiful charming girl May Welland also in the exclusive association who loves him But then her mysterious cousin arrives from Europe Countess Ellen Olenska married to a brute a Polish nobleman who repeatedly

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Winner of thePulitzer 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 “dreaded scand. 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 clever humour and a love story here deliciously scandalous But it s taken me a few years to come back to this novel and appreciate the magic Wharton has brought to the tableThis little book is so clever Everything about it from the damn title to nearly every piece of dialogue is perfectly placed and often ironic Th On Tidy Endings few years ago I read The Age of Innocence and thought it was okay It has something of an Austen esue Flat World Navigation feel criticisms of middleupper middle class society paired with a subtle and clever humour and a love story here deliciously scandalous But it s taken me a A House of My Own Stories from My Life few years to come back to this novel and appreciate the magic Wharton has brought to the tableThis little book is so clever Everything about it Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, from the damn title to nearly every piece of dialogue is perfectly placed and often ironic Th

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Marriage Archer falls deeply in love with her Torn between duty and passion Archer struggles to make a decision The Age PDFEPUB or that will either courageously define his life or mercilessly destroy it. Each time you happen to me all over again Imagine that person you love most in this world right within your grasp but somehow out of reach An invisible thin wall keeping you apart Apart but not away from each other Together yet not with each other This is the worst form of torture a torture of invisible chains and soundless screams Constantly seeing each other constantly being reminded of what cannot be Constantly falling in love yet constantly falling apart The urge the love the longing constantly growing engulfing you until you cannot bear to


About the Author: Edith Wharton

Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase keeping up with the Joneses The youngest of three children Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and upon the family's return to the United States enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport Rhode Island Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious By the a.