The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, "The Age of Innocence", won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Set in the high society circles of late nineteenth century New York, Wharton beautifully contrasts the intensity of true passion against the complacency of a loveless but proper marriage; delicately questioning the expected behavior of the upper social class. Through Wharton's exquisite, detailed portrayal of the affluent class, she invites the reader to experience the charmed life of the "Golden Age"... a life that would change dramatically by the end of World War I.

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  • David Sylvester

    That was a great discussion. Hardly talked about Time Warner at all!

    1 · April 5

  • helen

    Sorry that I missed this one. I'm sure that you had a great discussion, did anyone take notes?

    April 2

  • anne

    oh dang - i will not finish work until 8 pm. next month for main street by sinclair lewis.

    April 2

  • CAROL S

    Thought the meetup was next Wed..barely made a dent in the book so I'll finish on my own and get future dates right

    April 2

  • Jodie

    I am going to do my best to be there tomorrow, but I may be detained due to occupational obligations. Hope to see you all!

    1 · April 1

  • David Sylvester

    If anyone is looking for a copy, Barnes & Noble has their own edition, annotated, for $7.95. The Book Barn is sold out. Started reading this over the weekend and got a few chapters in. I had forgotten what an amazing book this is!

    March 9

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