The Age of Innocence (Collins Classics)

by Edith Wharton

On Sale: 11/04/2010

The Age of Innocence (Collins Classics)

by Edith Wharton

On Sale: 11/04/2010

Format:

About the Book

HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.

'I want – I want somehow to get away with you into a world where words like that – categories like that – won't exist. Where we shall be simply two human beings who love each other, who are the whole of life to each other; and nothing else on earth will matter.’

Newland Archer, a successful and charming young lawyer conducts himself by the rules and standards of the polite, upper class New York society that he resides in. Happily engaged to the pretty and conventional May Welland, his attachment guarantees his place in this rigid world of the elite.

However, the arrival of May’s cousin, the exotic and beautiful European Countess Olenska throws Newland’s life upside down. A divorcee, Olenska is ostracised by those around her, yet Newland is fiercely drawn to her wit, determination and willingness to flout convention. With the Countess, Newland is freed from the limitations that surround him and truly begins to ‘feel’ for the first time.

Wharton’s subtle exposé of the manners and etiquette of 1870s New York society is both comedic, subtle, satirical and cynical in style and paints an evocative picture of a man torn between his passion and his obligation.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007424580
  • ISBN 10: 0007424582
  • Imprint: William Collins
  • On Sale: 11/04/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:2.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Satire
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Legal

The Age of Innocence (Collins Classics) by Edith Wharton

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.

SELECT:

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.