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The age of innocence (New [ed.].)

By: Wharton, Edith Hutchinson, Stuart (University of Kent at Canterbury)(Introduction and notes by) Carabine, Dr Keith (University of Kent at Canterbury)(Series edited by)

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Part of the Wordsworth classics series
1853262102 / 9781853262104
Paperback
813.52
05/07/1994
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England
Classics
20 cm xvi, 234 p.
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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.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Prizes:

W 1921 Pulitzer Prize Novel Category

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