Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton


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Widely regarded as one of Edith Whartons greatest achievements, The Age of Innocence is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of the eternal triangle of love.

Set against the backdrop of upper-class New York society during the 1870s, the authors combination of powerful prose combined with a thoroughly researched and meticulous evocation of the manners and style of the period, has delighted readers since the novels first publication in 1920.

In 1921 The Age of Innocence achieved a double distinction – it won the Pulitzer Prize and it was the first time this prestigious award had been won by a woman author.