The Age of Innocence
Title : The Age of Innocence
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 159308143X
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 305 pages
Category : basketball
Tags : romance, christian, novels, teacher, covers, short-stories

Best books we read The Age of Innocence Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people dreaded scandal than disease This is Newland Archer s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people dreaded scandal than disease This is Newland Archer s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with More at http://www.thephotoroll.com/php_uploads


The Age of Innocence (www.thephotoroll.com Reviews)

  • Emily May
    Emily May

    We can t behave like people in novels, though, can we A few years ago, I read

  • Amanda
    Amanda

    Part of why I love The Age of Innocence so much is for the very reason my students hate it the subtlety of action in a society constrained by its own ridiculous rules and s In Old New York, conformity is key and the upper crust go about a life of ritual that has no substance or meaning Both men and women are victims in this world as both are denied economic, intellectual, and creative outlets All the world s a stage in Wharton s New York and everyone wears a mask of society s creation S

  • Lizzy
    Lizzy

    The longing was with him day and night, an incessant undefinable craving, like the sudden whim of a sick man for food or drink once tasted and long since forgotten He could not see beyond the craving, or picture what it might lead to, for he was not conscious of any wish to speak to Madame Olenska or to hear her voice He simply felt that if he could carry away the vision of the spot of earth she walked on, and the way the sky and sea enclosed it, the rest of the world might seem less empty

  • Jr Bacdayan
    Jr Bacdayan

    Each time you happen to me all over again Imagine that person you love most in this world, right within your grasp, but somehow out of reach An invisible thin wall keeping you apart Apart but not away from each other Together yet not with each other This is the worst form of torture, a torture of invisible chains and soundless screams Constantly seeing each other, constantly being reminded of what cannot be Constantly falling in love yet constantly falling apart The urge, the love, the

  • Henry Avila
    Henry Avila

    Appearances can be deceiving, as this superb classic novel revealsNewland Archer, has the perfect life, rich , young, and good looking, a member in excellent standing, of New York s High Society of 1871, during the Golden Age These people feel not like prisoners but brave members of a group, keeping back the barbarians at the gate Newland is engaged to a beautiful, charming girl, May Welland, also in the exclusive association, who loves him But then her mysterious cousin arrives, from Euro

  • Paul Bryant
    Paul Bryant

    Yes indeedy, what could be jejune than another early 20th century novelist choosing as her subject the problematic relations between the sexes amongst the idle rich D H Lawrence and Henry James do the same, the first like a big dog gnawing at a bone and finding something it mistakes for God in the marrow, and the latter in his infinite cheeseparings putting the whole thing into the form of a three dimensional chess game played by sardonic French subatomic particle physicists who you suspec

  • Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
    Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh

    Heading for a hospital stay I decided to treat myself to a pleasant historical novel with a dash of romance BIG mistake, if this is romantic take me to the nunnery.Okay, the ugliness of the story is offset by the beauty of the writing, and it is gorgeous, I d read this author again but still This isn t so much a review as an attempt to purge this pile of hooey from my subconscious 1st off the main protagonist Newland Archer is a celebration of hypocrisy A man who makes a CLEAR choice

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl

    The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing Just when I think a classic unlikely to give me pause, it surprises me with relatable themes After reading Wharton s short story, The Muse s Tragedy one of the supplemental reads I ll be teaching this Fall , I knew I had to visit one of her longer forms So rewarding it was, to be wooed by elegant prose and positioning a plot that moves in practiced laps a story that could be yours, mine, theirs a setting that will always be known for bot

  • Shovelmonkey1
    Shovelmonkey1

    Before writing this review I decided to find out a bit about Edith Wharton Turns out that she is actually a lot interesting than some of her books If you turn to the Wikipedia page not exactly hardcore research, I know but I m not in a position to march off to the library and start wading through Wharton s presumably numerous biographies you ll be faced with a picture of a timid and pretty dour looking lady with two disagreeable looking Paris Hilton porta dogs plonked on her knee.

  • Catie
    Catie

    The title of this book is now one of my favorites of all time At first glance, it seems so dry, so suggestive of sweeping historical detail It made me think of the fond memories of an age gone by how quaint, how rosy hued and idealistic it all was Summoning the vague ideas that I had about 1920 s New York, I pictured smoky clubs and laughing ladies in fur lined cloaks and peacock feather hats.I m not sure that I ve ever come across another title so seemingly innocuous, yet so absolutely loa

The Age of Innocence