The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith

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365 pages; corners bumped, some chips to cloth at edges, edge wear; 15th printing of the first edition; Hospital library stamps on front pastedown, title page, and page ends, as well as pocket on rear pastedown. some light soiling to the cloth, more heavily soiled on the spine cloth; The return of the beautiful Countess Olenska into the rigidly conventional society of New York sends reverberations throughout the upper reaches of society. Newland Archer, an eligible young man of the establishment is about to announce his engagement to May Welland, a pretty ingenue, when May's cousin, Countess Olenska, is introduced into their circle. The Countess brings with her an aura of European sophistication and a hint of scandal, having left her husband and claimed her independence. Her sorrowful eyes, her tragic worldliness and her air of unapproachability attract the sensitive Newland and, almost against their will, a passionate bond develops between them. But Archer's life has no place for passion and, with society on the side of May and all she stands for, he finds himself drawn into a bitter conflict between love and duty.

Title: The Age of Innocence

Author Name: Wharton, Edith

Categories: Historical Fiction,

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap [D. Appleton Copyright]: 1920

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 025795