The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

$28.00

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of love, duty, and half-known truths in Gilded Age New York society, with a foreword by bestselling author Elif Batuman, now a part of the Penguin Vitae series.

In stock

SKU: 9780143134817 Categories: , , , ,

Description

Dutiful Newland Archer, an eligible young man from New York high society, is about to announce his engagement to May Welland, a suitable match from a good family, when May’s cousin, the beautiful and exotic Countess Ellen Olenska, is introduced into their circle. Almost against their will, Newland and Ellen develop a passionate bond, and a classic love triangle takes shape as the three young people find themselves drawn into a poignant and bitter conflict between love and duty. Written in 1920, Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a time and place long gone by—1870s New York City—beautifully captures the complexities of passion, independence, and fulfillment, and how painfully hard it can be for individuals to truly see one another and their place in the world.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Epilogue BCB

FREE
VIEW