The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton audiobook

The Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton
Read by Susie Berneis

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Set in the 1870s, Edith Wharton examines the American elite culture on the East Coast. Newland Archer is a lawyer and heir to one of New York City’s most prominent families. He is arranged to be married to May Welland. Newland is pleased with the prospect, until he meets Countess Ellen Olenska, May’s older cousin. Suddenly, Newland begins to doubt his arranged marriage and society’s shallow rules as his attraction to Ellen increases.

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Summary

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Winnner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Set in the 1870s, Edith Wharton examines the American elite culture on the East Coast. Newland Archer is a lawyer and heir to one of New York City’s most prominent families. He is arranged to be married to May Welland. Newland is pleased with the prospect, until he meets Countess Ellen Olenska, May’s older cousin. Suddenly, Newland begins to doubt his arranged marriage and society’s shallow rules as his attraction to Ellen increases.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is no woman in American literature as fascinating as the doomed Madame Olenska.” Gore Vidal
“Will writers ever recover that peculiar blend of security and alertness which characterizes Mrs. Wharton and her tradition?” E. M. Forester
“Wharton’s characters leap out from the pages and…become very real. You know their hearts, souls, and yearnings and the price they pay for those yearnings.” San Francisco Examiner

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Author Bio: Edith Wharton

Author Bio: Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was born in New York and is best known for her stories of life among the upper-class society into which she was born. She was educated privately at home and in Europe. In 1894 she began writing fiction, and her novel The House of Mirth established her as a leading writer. Her novels The Age of Innocence and Old New York were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She was the first woman to receive that honor. In 1929 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English