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The Age of Innocence - Collins Classics (Paperback)
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The Age of Innocence - Collins Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 08/07/2010
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

'I want - I want somehow to get away with you into a world where words like that - categories like that - won't exist. Where we shall be simply two human beings who love each other, who are the whole of life to each other; and nothing else on earth will matter.'

Newland Archer, a successful and charming young lawyer conducts himself by the rules and standards of the polite, upper class New York society that he resides in. Happily engaged to the pretty and conventional May Welland, his attachment guarantees his place in this rigid world of the elite.

However, the arrival of May's cousin, the exotic and beautiful European Countess Olenska throws Newland's life upside down. A divorcee, Olenska is ostracised by those around her, yet Newland is fiercely drawn to her wit, determination and willingness to flout convention. With the Countess, Newland is freed from the limitations that surround him and truly begins to `feel' for the first time.

Wharton's subtle expose of the manners and etiquette of 1870s New York society is both comedic, subtle, satirical and cynical in style and paints an evocative picture of a man torn between his passion and his obligation.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007368648
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 21 mm

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“An excellent book”

This was my first introduction to Edith Walton's writing. She described the settings (especially dinner settings and food) in such clear detail that I could visualise them. I learned much about this age and... More

Paperback edition
4th March 2011
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“just so good!”

Would it be wrong to say that Edith Wharton's writing is like Jane Austen updated? It is for me, anyway.
If you've ever read the Luxe, it's like that, but thirty years in the past, and much more... More

Paperback edition
16th March 2011
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