The age of innocence

by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.

Format: Print Book 1999
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Newland Archer saw little to envy in the marriages of his friends, yet he prided himself that in May Welland he had found the companion of his needs--tender and impressionable, with equal purity of mind and manners. The engagement was announced discreetly, but all of New York society was soon privy to this most perfect match, a union of families and circumstances cemented by affection.
Enter Countess Olenska, a woman of quick wit sharpened by experience, not afraid to flout convention and determined to find freedom in divorce. Against his judgment, Newland is drawn to the socially ostracized Ellen Olenska, who opens his eyes and has the power to make him feel. He knows that in sweet-tempered May, he can expect stability and the steadying comfort of duty. But what new worlds could he discover with Ellen? Written with elegance and wry precision, Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a tragic love story and a powerful homily about the perils of a perfect marriage.

Commentary by William Lyon Phelps and E. M. Forster
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Series Modern Library 100 best novels ; 58.
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Marriage -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Modern Library,1999
Edition Modern Library pbk. ed.
Language English
Description xxiii, 270 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0375753206
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