The Age of Innocence Paperback
Part of the Wordsworth Classics series
Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton's greatest achievements, The Age of Innocence is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of the 'eternal triangle' of love. Set against the backdrop of upper-class New York society during the 1870s, the author's combination of powerful prose combined with a thoroughly researched and meticulous evocation of the manners and style of the period, has delighted readers since the novel's first publication in 1920.
In 1921 The Age of Innocence achieved a double distinction - it won the Pulitzer Prize and it was the first time this prestigious award had been won by a woman author.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/07/1994
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781853262104
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Review by Kirmuriel
I hate the ending, although I understand it had to be that way . why? why? Later on I will write a more coherent review ... the last word! it killed me