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The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
Author: Edith Wharton
Set in turn-of-the-century New York, Edith Wharton's classic novel The Age of Innocence reveals a society governed by the dictates of taste and form, manners and morals, and intricate social ceremonies. With amazing clarity and sensitivity, Edith Wharton re-creates an atmosphere in which subtle gestures and faint implications bespeak desire ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780020264781
ISBN-10: 002026478X
Publication Date: 9/2/1993
Pages: 384
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 109 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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As so often is the case, the book was much, much better than the movie. Wharton is a master at portraying the intricacies of Victorian society and the characters' inner lives.
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The ending caught me totally off guard and made me cry a bit. It was well worth the effort!
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A picture of desire and betrayal in Old New York.
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Remarkably written, beautiful love story.
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If you saw and enjoyed the movie, you'll love the book. The movie focused on food and the American caste system as it existed in NY in the 1900s. The book has little to contribute relative to the food, but provides some of the background psyche as well as customs of the era. A delightful read and titillating in it's undertone.
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this was an interesting visit to another era. A glimpse of a world as it begins to change. I was saddened that I wasn't able to see the true love blossom, but happy to see characters behaving with consideration of others.
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Great characters and a great picture of the social scene in New York back in an earlier time period. I really enjoyed this novel as I do all the Edith Wharton books I've read.


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