Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1921)

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Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1921)

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Rating : 4.30 (528 Votes)
Asin : 1535296283
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 108 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-09-12
Language : English

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. This is the kind of insight that makes The Age of Innocence so indispensable. Somewhere in this book, Wharton observes that clever liars always come up with good stories to back up their fabrications, but that really clever liars don't bother to explain anything at all. Wharton's story of the upper classes of Old New York, and Newland Archer's impossible love for the disgraced Countess Olenska, is a perfectly wrought book about an era when upper-class culture in this country was still a mixture of American and European extracts, and when "society" had rules as rigid as any in history

In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for the earlier, more brutal and critical, "The House of Mirth". 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. Not to be overlooked is the author's attention to detailing the charms and customs of this caste. The Age of Innocence centers on one society couple's impending marriage and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. 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

"Passion and the outsider" according to EA Solinas. It was a glittering, sumptuous time when hypocrisy was expected, discreet infidelity tolerated, and unconventionality ostracized.That is the Gilded Age, and nobody knew its hypocrises better than Edith Wharton. and nobody portrayed them as well. "The Age of Innocence" is a trip back in time to the stuffy upper crust of "old New York," taking us through one respectable man's hopeles. A book that should be shared between mothers and daughters A Customer I find it interesting and in some ways disturbing how few (openly at least) female viewpoints are expressed among the reviews of this book. Indeed, some of reviews make it appear that there are quite a few males out there who believe females are a sexual "tabula rasa" on which they can write their judgements of what constitutes morally appropriate behavior.This book must be underst. Newland Archer, "a man to whom nothing was ever to happen." Newland Archer, the protagonist of this ironically entitled novel set in the late nineteenth century, is a proper New York gentleman, and part of a society which adheres to strict social codes, subordinating all aspects of life to doing what is expected, which is synonymous with doing what it right. As the author remarks early in the novel, "Few things were more awful than an offen

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