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The Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton

Newland Archer is a young, popular, successful lawyer living in an elegant New York City house. His engagement to May Welland is one in a string of accomplishments. His life changes when he meets Countess Ellen Olenska. Through his relationship with her, he begins questioning the values on which he was raised. He sees the sexual inequality of New York society and the shallowness of its customs, and struggles to balance social commitment to May with love for Ellen.

The Age of Innocence won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the first woman to win the prize. The novel is noted for Wharton's attention to detail and its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, and the social tragedy of its plot.

This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

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  • ISBN: 9781772263152
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The Author

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.