The Age of Innocence


by Edith Wharton

This classic Wharton tale of thwarted love is an exuberantly comic and profoundly moving look at the passions of the human heart, as well as a literary achievement of the highest order.


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Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is an elegant, masterful portrait of desire and betrayal in old New Yorknow with a new introduction from acclaimed author Colm Tóibín for the novel’s centennial.

With vivid power, Wharton evokes a time of gaslit streets, formal dances held in the ballrooms of stately brownstones, and society people “who dreaded scandal more than disease.” This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to many the docile May Welland. Then, suddenly, the mysterious, intensely nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a long absence, turning Archer’s world upside down.

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Book Condition

Used – Good




365 pages, pocket book


February 29, 1996 by Penguin Books, first published in 1920


Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Romance

Book Series

Penguin Popular Classics


Pulitzer Prize for Novel (1921)

The Age of Innocence


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