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    E–book (The Age of Innocence) Free download The Age of Innocence “We can't behave like people in novels though can we?” A few years ago I read The Age of Innocence and thought it was okay It has something of an Austen esue feel criticisms of middleupper middle class society paired with a subtle and clever humour and a love story here deliciously scandalous But it's taken me a few years to come back t

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    E–book (The Age of Innocence) 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 th

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    E–book (The Age of Innocence) The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraphWinner 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 worl

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    Edith Wharton ✓ 2 Review Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton E–book (The Age of Innocence) 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

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    Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton Edith Wharton ✓ 2 Review E–book (The Age of Innocence) Myself and the Pulitzer prize have previously not always seen eye to eye but Finally I have read one worthy of giving top marks to This golden oldie captures the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood from a bygone era where modern ideas are resisted and t

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    Edith Wharton ✓ 2 Review Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton E–book (The Age of Innocence) “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

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    Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton E–book (The Age of Innocence) Edith Wharton ✓ 2 Review This book which examines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan is a classic masterpiece pr

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    Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton Edith Wharton ✓ 2 Review Free download The Age of Innocence 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 che

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Free download The Age of Innocence

Free download ¹ The Age of Innocence Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton Free download The Age of Innocence Romanul Vârsta inocenţei considerat una dintre cele patru capodopere marca Edith Wharton a fost premiat cu Pulitzer Scris a mărturisit autoarea prietenilor ca o reacţie la catastrofa războiului Vârsta inocenţei se întoarce la lumea dispărută a copilăriei lui Wharton în anul 1870Romanul aduce din nou în scenă acea veche. 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 Such is the norm until Newland ArcherSymbolically Newland represents an America on the cusp of modernization the awkward period of transition between the Victorian era and World War I At first a devout member of New York aristocracy Newland is awakened as one from a trance with the arrival of Countess Ellen Olenska Ellen decides to separate from her abusive husband Count Olenski and is rud to have escaped the Count by having an affair with his secretary a scandalous circumstance that brings her back home to her native New York Vibrant intellectual and free spirited when compared with the dowdy and restrained women he s known Ellen s predicament is a revelation to Newland As he himself has just ended an affair with a married woman and knows the ease with which society forgave his indiscretion when contrasted with Ellen Newland begins to acknowledge the ineuality amongst the sexes However there s a serious roadblock to Newland ever being with the captivating Ellen Ellen is the cousin of May Welland Newland s fiancee Wharton writes with cutting wit about the hypocritical and ludicrous customs of blue blood society and cunningly plots events to work against Newland the archer whose target is a new land in which he and Ellen can be together The pity is that ultimately May proves to be the cunning huntress who cleverly stalks and traps her uarry in the labyrinth of societyCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder

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Free download ¹ The Age of Innocence Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton Free download The Age of Innocence Reţine coregrafi a de salon trei personaje se văd forţate să şi regândească decisiv valorile şi implicit deciziile şi conduita Ellen Olenska însăşi verişoara ei proaspăt logodită May Welland şi bărbatul care e pe cale să i devină soţ Newland Archer singurul atent la viaţa străinei pe care toţi o arată cu deget. Myself and the Pulitzer prize have previously not always seen eye to eye but Finally I have read one worthy of giving top marks to This golden oldie captures the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood from a bygone era where modern ideas are resisted and tradition overcomes compassion The inhabitants of this hothouse of New York society is built on wealth life is lavished easy and comfortably cushioned but this world may just as well have been covered in a blanket of cobwebs as the lives are so sedate and uneventfully dull despite their opulent surroundings they appear colourless and motionless It is ultimately a tragic tale that Wharton weaves and yes as with a lot of classic fiction based around love it s told with air of melancholy because this love is one that doesn t really get off the ground For Newland Archer the leading male character there is an imagining of an alternative existence to the one that convention has pressed upon him he has built within himself a kind of sanctuary for his secret thoughts and longings Within these walls are his bride to be May Welland and Countess Olenska who would change his whole worldThe real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretendArcher is a perfect product of Old New York a member of one of the most prominent historic families he lives in the obligatory sumptuous brownstone on Fifth Avenue with his mild mannered mother and spinster sister and languidly pursues the law as most gentlemen of his age and inherited wealth do He is engaged to the young beautiful and eually impeccably bred May Welland who is sweet sweet natured but naive After twelve years away returns the Countess Ellen Olenska May s cousin who through no fault of her own upsets the balance of Newland s life She is beautiful vivacious and intelligent whose long period of living in liberal European surroundings has made her innocent of the nonsensical unspoken rules of the society she has reentered and incapable of maintaining the shallow facade of her female relatives Newland feels a life of uiet misery lies ahead and despairs over Olenska as they grow closer and closer because he is forced by his own realisation to know how Ellen will be treated if she dares to divorce her husband and advises against it even though he is devoured by love for her Wharton mesmerizes with the sheer depth of emotion pain and frustration bearing down on Newland s shoulders he really is stuck between a rock and a hard place Through thwarted dreams despairing disillusionment unbearable regrets and the innocence that seals the mind against imagination and the heart against experience Newland and Ellen share a secret love that enables each of them to be the best people they can be fulfilled intellectually emotionally and socially and the fact they can never be together in harmony is just as unbearable for the reader as it is for the characters and this is where Wharton excels with people you truly believe in For May she is neither clever nor truthful and only rarely shows a spirit that reveals a depth of feeling in the face of connvention and social expectations In telling the story of how Archer and Olenska against all the strictures and taboos of their society fall in love Wharton seems to be siding with the individual in this universal tug of war But I don t think it s ever that simple Certainly New York s upper society in the 1870s was one of grandeur but it is described in Archer s thoughts and Wharton s observations as a prison of the mind one where the cells are sprinkled with gold dustThe finale of many years later moved me immensely I thought of all that went before a story that in terms of characterisation was searing on every page with the intensity of this doomed love affair A stunning novel impeccably told And I think it s unfair to simply label this as old fashioned chick lit because it s about so much than what appears on the surface Her tone is sardonic and to some extent cynical of the social world into which the reader enters and she portrays this society its conventions and traditions through the unforgettable vivid characters whose behaviour and thinking were moulded in time

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Free download ¹ The Age of Innocence Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Edith Wharton Free download The Age of Innocence Societate newyorkeză înţepenită în prejudecăţile din care îşi făcuse în timp un set rigid de cutume sociale Sosirea din Europa a contesei Ellen Olenska după o despărţire comentată de toată crema respectabilităţii newyorkeze declanşează un adevărat scandal Dacă lumea bună din jur discută pentru că aşa se înt. The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraphWinner 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 her Torn between duty and passion Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life or mercilessly destroy itElite New York society says of the Countess separated from her husband who remains in Europe And now it s too late her life is finished For a time she considers going back to her husband She shocks people by wearing the wrong things hanging out with the wrong people or by engaging men in frank conversation In elite New York society at that time a woman could not walk away from conversation with a man to engage in conversation with another man she had to wait for him to come to her The Countess shocks people by referring occasionally to my husband when everyone expects her never to mention him But she is somewhat protected by her family connections she is Newland s wife s cousin Even though people will say in conversation I don t want to hear about anything unpleasant in her history all of them already know all the dirt Those in New York society at the time thought themselves superior to their counterparts in Europe They think know European customs because they all honeymoon and vacation there for months at a time Their goal is to keep out the new people They spend fortunes on dresses from Paris but wait a year to wear them because it is not sheik to wear the latest fashions A woman is dishonored by her husband s shady financial dealings While they claim to be well read and to love art and music they will not hang out with those types of people or invite them to their parties In conversation people blush and pale constantly Newland thinks of his wife May as a Stepford wife Seeing her brow glistening in the light he said to himself with a secret dismay that he would always know the thoughts behind it that never in all the years to come would she surprise him by an unexpected mood by a new idea a weakness a cruelty or an emotion May is That terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything Newland thinks of himself as enlightened Among men he says Women should be free as free as we are knowing full well that Nice women however wronged would never claim the kind of freedom he meant and generous minded men like himself were therefore in the heat of the argument the chivalrously ready to concede it to them But of May he thinks There was no use trying to emancipate a wife who had not the dimmest notion that she was not free After Newland and the Countess fall in love they enter into a kind of limbo Her choice would be stay near him as long as he did not ask her to come nearer and it depended on himself to keep her just there safe but secluded I m reminded of another novel I read recently Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garc a M ruez Can you really pine away with love for someone your entire lifeThere is good writing Just a couple of examplesSaid of an ancient matron She always indeed struck Newland Archer as having been rather gruesomely preserved in the airless atmosphere of a perfectly irreproachable existence as bodies caught in glaciers keep for years a rosy life in death The opera lets out Americans want to get away from amusement even uickly than they want to get to it There s a lot of local color of New York s Fifth Avenue district and of Newport A great read and I will add it to my favorites Thanks to Tina Tom Jaidee Joshie Dan and Heather who encouraged me to read of Edith Wharton this book in particular Top photo of a New York Fifth Avenue mansion from boweryboyshistorycomInterior of a modern Fifth Avenue mansion from thenypostfileswordpresscom2013A mansion in Newport RI Chateau Sur Mer from assetssimpleviewinccomThe author from edithwhartonorg

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