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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is a 1920 novel by Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937), considered one of her finest. It earned her a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921, which made her the first woman to win this award.

The story centers on Newland Archer, an upper-class New Yorker in the 1870s. Central to the narrative is Archer’s conflicted desires between duty to his staid but loving wife and his passion for scandal-plagued Countess Ellen Olenska, a divorcée. Read More→

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