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The age of innocence

Author: Edith Wharton; Stephen Orgel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"They lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs. A brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s, the world in which Wharton grew up, and from which she spent her life escaping. Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, charming, tactful, enlightened, is a thorough product of this society; he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Edith Wharton
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Wharton; Stephen Orgel
ISBN: 9780192806628 0192806629
OCLC Number: 62307266
Description: xxv, 265 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Note on the text --
Select bibliography --
A chronology of Edith Wharton --
The age of innocence --
Explanatory notes
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Edith Wharton ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stephen Orgel.
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Written immediately after the end of the First World War, this book presents an anatomy of New York society in the 1870s. The charming Newland Archer is content to live within its constraints until  Read more...

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