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The age of innocence

Author: Edith Wharton; Vanessa Hall-Bennett; Cynthia Griffin Wolff; Moline Public Library (Ill.); National Endowment for the Arts.
Publisher: Moline, IL. : Moline Public Library, 2010.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.; Novel conversation.; Big read.
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When the Countess Ellen Olenska returns from Europe, fleeing her brutish husband, her rebellious independence and passionate awareness of life stir the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, already engaged to be married to her cousin May Welland, "that terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything." As the consequent drama unfolds,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Kit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Wharton; Vanessa Hall-Bennett; Cynthia Griffin Wolff; Moline Public Library (Ill.); National Endowment for the Arts.
ISBN: 9780140189704 014018970X
OCLC Number: 528550831
Notes: Book: The age of innocence / Edith Wharton ; edited with an introduction by Cynthia Griffin Wolff and notes by Laura Dluzynski Quinn. New York : Penguin, 1996. xxx, 330 p. ; 20 cm.
Disc: An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton / written and produced by Dan Stone. [Washington, D.C.] : National Endowment for the Arts, [2007] 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Narrated by Dana Gioia ; readings by Alfred Molina ; featuring Louis Auchincloss, Jay Cocks, Stephanie Copeland, David Ives, P.J. O'Rourke, Elizabeth Spencer, and Amy Tan. Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1921.
Description: 10 books, discussion guide, 1 sound disc ; in plastic container 15 x 39 x 34 cm.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.; Novel conversation.; Big read.
Responsibility: [compiled by Vanessa Hall-Bennett].

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The return of the beautiful Countess Olenska into the conventional society of New York sends reverberations throughout the upper reaches of society. Newland Archer, an eligible young man of the  Read more...

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