The Age of Innocence (Illustrated)

The Age of Innocence (Illustrated)

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by Edith Wharton, Amanda Lee
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The Age of Innocence is a social satire, a bitter-sweet romance, bringing to life the grandeur and hypocrisy of the stuffy upper crust of 1870s New York. Rich, intriguing and beautifully written, the

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The Age of Innocence is a social satire, a bitter-sweet romance, bringing to life the grandeur and hypocrisy of the stuffy upper crust of 1870s New York. Rich, intriguing and beautifully written, the novel relates the mesmerizing story of a man caught between the opposite pulls of his conscience and his longing for freedom. Newland Archer is about to achieve every young man’s dream, as he is engaged to virginal socialite May Welland but soon finds himself utterly captivated by Ellen’s independence and her willingness to risk all, socially, by flouting convention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014906807
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
954,625
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote more than 15 novels, including The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and other esteemed books. She was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

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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