The Age of Innocence – Wordsworth Classics (Paperback) Edith Wharton (author), Stuart Hutchinson (author of introduction and notes), Dr Keith Carabine (series editor)
Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton’s 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 author’s 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 novel’s 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.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 163 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: New edition
1 in stock (can be backordered)