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Author: Edith Francis Wharton
Title: The Age of Innocence (Forgotten Books)
ISBN: 1606208527
ISBN13: 978-1606208526
Other Formats: lrf azw docx mbr
Pages: 308 pages
Publisher: Forgotten Books (October 14, 2008)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1543 kb
Size FB2 version: 1669 kb
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory:
The House of Mirth (Twentieth-Century Classics)

The Age of Innocence (1920) is a novel by Edith Wharton, which won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. The story occurs among New York City's upper class in the 1870s, before electricity, telephone, and automobiles; when there was a small cluster of old, "aristocratic" Revolutionary War-stock families who ruled New York's social life; when being was better than doing; when occupation and abilities were secondary to blood connections (heredity and family); when reputation and appearances excluded everything and everyone not of one's caste; and when Fifth Avenue was so deserted by nightfall that it was possible to follow Society's comings and goings, by spying who went to what house.In 1920, The Age of Innocence was published twice; first in four parts, July-October, in the Pictorial Review magazine, and then by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the AuthorEdith Wharton (1862 - 1937)Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones to the wealthy New York family often associated with the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses". She combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous and incisive novels and short stories. As such, she was well-acquainted with many of her era's literary and public figures, including Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt.In 1885, at twenty-three years of age, she married Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton, who was twelve years her senior. From a well-established Boston family, he was a sportsman and a gentleman of Ms. Wharton's social class and shared her love of travel, although they had little in common in

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