With The Age of Innocence, published in 1920, Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has appeared on almost every “Best American Novels” list, has been adapted to film, television, and theatre multiple times, has inspired contemporary rewritings, and is regularly cited as a favorite text by present-day authors including Beth Nguyen, whose essay on reading The Age of Innocence as the teenage daughter of refugees appears in this volume. To mark 100 years since the book's first publication, Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: New Centenary Essays brings together leading scholars to explore cutting-edge critical approaches to Wharton's most popular novel. Along the way this book revisits the novel through a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives-from theories of mind and affect to the digital humanities and media studies. The book also includes an introduction by editor Arielle Zibrak that connects the 1920 novel to the sociocultural climate of 2020.