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The age of innocence

Author: Edith Wharton; Nadia May; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first Pulitzer Prize for literature awarded to a woman was for The age of innocence, Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870s, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. But before their engagement is announced, he meets the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, May's cousin,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)34258196
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Wharton; Nadia May; Blackstone Audiobooks.
ISBN: 9781433285950 1433285959 9780786141005 078614100X
OCLC Number: 196989490
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 11:45:40.
Performer(s): Read by Nadia May.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 169022 KB; MP3 file size: 331204 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Edith Wharton.

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The first Pulitzer Prize for literature awarded to a woman was for The age of innocence, Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870s, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. But before their engagement is announced, he meets the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, May's cousin, who has returned to New York after a long absence. Ellen mirrors his own sense of disillusionment with society and the "good marriage" he is about to embark upon and provokes a moral struggle within him as he continues to go through the motions. A social commentary of surprising compassion and insight, The age of innocence toes the line between the comedy of manners and the tragedy of thwarted love.

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