Author: Edith Wharton
Title: The Age of Innocence
Original publication date: 1920
Characters: Newland Archer, May Welland, Ellen Olenska, Mrs. Manson Mingott,
Book awards: Pulitzer Prize (Novel, 1921), The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels (The Board's List, 58), Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century (42), 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006/2008 Edition), Guardian 1000 (Love), NEA Big Read (2009),
First words: On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York.
Quotations: And he felt himself oppressed by this creation of factitious purity, so cunningly manufactured by a conspiracy of mothers and aunts and grandmothers and long-dead ancestresses, because it was supposed to be what he wanted, what he had a right to, in order that he might exercise his lordly pleasure
Last words: At that, as if it had been the signal he waited for, Newland Archer got up slowly and walked back alone to his hotel.
Blurbers: Gore Vidal,
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Size: 579 kb
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