The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

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In Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, Newland Archer must choose between social stability, as embodied by the wealthy socialite May Welland, or passion in the form of Ellen Olenska.

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What the community says about The Age of Innocence

  • Billy Ross
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This serves as a wonderful and bitter reminder of the differences between rich and poor in the nineteenth century America, and the thoughts in perspectives from the former kind during the time. Anyone who feels they're following the status quo or neglecting their personal desires will take interest in this novel."
  • Patrick Simpson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "the book seems boring"
  • Hao Shi
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "The Age of Innocence is one of the classics. It's worth reading to understand why it has such a reputation. How you view the quality depends on how you feel about female writers."
  • Brenda Martin
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "A documentary of a culture, and love story all wrapped into one! The novel is rich and full of lessons about love. "
  • Lawrence Davis
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "About life in New York City during the gilded age, a prize winning effort by Edith Wharton. If the idea of 1870s New York society leaves you wanting more, you'll appreciate this book."
  • Nicholas Hoffman
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "The Age of Innocence is a really fun Kindle book that is also free. The plot is captive and the way the story is told will have you wanting more."
  • Randy Jimenez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The book has a great story. It paints a nice and vivid picture too."
  • Anna Hernandez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Although, difficult to tell at first glance at the page, the description for this book is pretty thorough. Also, there are just plain classics offered to purchase in addition and relation to this book. It just claims to be classic, but I want to know why it's so great. The solution just seems overall to me to be dry and uninformative."
  • Lawrence Vargas
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Good book, with a good plot that mostly makes you want to come back for more most of the time. I found the book interesting but not over the top. I wanted to read more, but not all the time. I would recommend this book to most. "
  • Christopher Rose
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is such a great story about old New York and society's influence on it. Anyone who considers him- or herself well read should have consumed this classic of American literatue. Great classic to take on, during a leisurely summer break."
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