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The Age of Innocence (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)
     

The Age of Innocence (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

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by Edith Wharton
 

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This novel from 1920 won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. It is set in upper class New York City in the 1870s. The New York Times Book Review called it "a brilliant panorama of New York 45 years ago." In 1993, Martin Scorcese made it into a film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. It is considered one of the major American novels.

Overview

This novel from 1920 won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. It is set in upper class New York City in the 1870s. The New York Times Book Review called it "a brilliant panorama of New York 45 years ago." In 1993, Martin Scorcese made it into a film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. It is considered one of the major American novels.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011993138
Publisher:
Revenant
Publication date:
01/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
278
File size:
286 KB

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Meet the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born Edith Newbold Jones and her father's family was said to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Jones's". Born wealthy, she married a wealthy man and in general lived a life of privilege, first in America and for the latter part of her life in France. She used this inside view of the upper classes to write witty, telling novels and short stories, praised for their social and psychological insight.

Brief Biography

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
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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The Age of Innocence (Enriched Classics Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have often heard of people crying over books. this is the only one that has ever made me cry.
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risuena More than 1 year ago
This was beautifully written, drew you into that time period, old New York, and made you feel the cultural and social pressures of that time. I love how this was seen through the guy's perspective, how Newland had to choose between what he wanted versus what was expected of him. The subtley of gestures and what was not said revealed more, expressed the underlying messages and meanings. The realism of these characters and their situation like May and Newland's conversation at the end, brilliantly represent an age in our history. For all these reasons, I think this book is wonderful. Pride and Prejudice does not compare, though probably more entertaining, but not as well written or multi-layered. This book takes the cake!
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Lisa Wolfe More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story and a classic however this free copy was terrible many many words spelled incorrectly and symbols added inappropriately made for very difficult reading try to find another copy
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Amy Sanner More than 1 year ago
its rare to find a nook table of contents with links to each chapter. i likey
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