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The age of innocence.

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: [New York] Grosset & Dunlap [1920]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Age of Innocence follows Newland Archer's engagement to May Welland. Both from New York's finest families, Archer is a gentleman lawyer and May is a beautiful but sheltered socialite. When May's cousin, the gorgeous Countess Ellen Olenska, returns to New York after living in Europe, she brings scandal with her. Ellen's marriage to the Polish Count Olenska has failed, and she has separated from him. At first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Anthologies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Wharton
OCLC Number: 697632136
Description: 1 online resource (365 pages)
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The Age of Innocence follows Newland Archer's engagement to May Welland. Both from New York's finest families, Archer is a gentleman lawyer and May is a beautiful but sheltered socialite. When May's cousin, the gorgeous Countess Ellen Olenska, returns to New York after living in Europe, she brings scandal with her. Ellen's marriage to the Polish Count Olenska has failed, and she has separated from him. At first Archer worries that rumors about Ellen's marriage and her disregard for New York society's precepts will dishonor his marriage to Ellen's cousin. This is worsened when Ellen decides to divorce Count Olenska. To save the reputation of May's family and prevent a stain to his own, Archer agrees to discourage Ellen from divorce. In the process, he falls in love with her. This frightens him and he begs May to advance their wedding date. She refuses. Immediately after Archer admits his love to Ellen, he receives a telegram from May agreeing to move their wedding forward. Wharton won the Pulitzer for her depiction of a social tragedy using a detailed and authentic portrayal of the elite 19th-century New York upper caste. It was the first time the Pulitzer was awarded to a woman.

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