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AGE OF INNOCENCE Wharton, Edith by  Edith Wharton - Paperback - 1993-09-02 - from The Crazy Book Lady (SKU: 68-BHPB-6PLE)

AGE OF INNOCENCE Wharton, Edith

AGE OF INNOCENCE Wharton, Edith by  Edith Wharton - Paperback - 1993-09-02 - from The Crazy Book Lady (SKU: 68-BHPB-6PLE)
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AGE OF INNOCENCE Wharton, Edith

by Wharton, Edith

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ISBN 13
9780020264781
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Scribner, 1993-09-02. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Book is in good condition, cover has some wear along the edges. Spine has a mild crease.

Synopsis

Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s, during the so-called Gilded Age. The novel, which takes its title from artist Joshua Reynolds’ 1785 painting of a little girl, focuses on impending marriage of an upper-class couple: Newland Archer, a distinguished lawyer, and the shy, but lovely May Welland. Enter the bride's cousin, Ellen Olenska, plagued by a scandalous separation from her European husband, a Polish count. The presence of Ellen, a classic femme fatale, threatens the happiness of Newland and May. However, May’s determination must not be undermined as she proceeds to use everything in her power to ensure her marriage to Newland. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of the Gilded Age, it never explicitly condemns the era.  …And perhaps it should have. The Age of Innocence won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the first woman to win the prize; however, upon being awarded the honor, the novel was praised as “best present[ing] the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood.” Many claimed that even Wharton was taken aback when reviewers failed to see the irony of the title and her social criticism of 1870s New York society.  Of the many film, television, and theatrical adaptations of The Age of Innocence, perhaps most notable is the 1993 film of the same name, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Countess Ellen Olenska, Daniel Day-Lewis as Newland Archer, and Winona Ryder as May Welland Archer. The film won an Oscar for costume design and Ryder was not only nominated for an Oscar, but won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of May Welland Archer.  The Age of Innocence is ranked 58th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century and 45th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best novels.

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68-BHPB-6PLE
Title
AGE OF INNOCENCE Wharton, Edith
Author
Wharton, Edith
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
2
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
002026478X
ISBN 13
9780020264781
Publisher
Scribner
Place of Publication
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada
Date published
1993-09-02

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