The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - [Best Annotated Version] (Bentley Loft Classics Collection)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - [Best Annotated Version] (Bentley Loft Classics Collection)

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Bentley Loft Classics is proud to present The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. This edition is the best annotated version complete with Active Table of Contents.

The Age of Innocence centers on one society couple's impending marriage and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the…  See more details below

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Bentley Loft Classics is proud to present The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. This edition is the best annotated version complete with Active Table of Contents.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013885479
Publisher:
Bentley Loft
Publication date:
12/03/2011
Series:
Bentley Loft Classics Collection , #77
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937; English pronunciation: / ˈiːdɪθ ˈwɔːrtən/), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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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