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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53,934 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Gayle Hunnicutt Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence is set against an exclusive society background in which she reveals how Newland Archer is often the victim of, rather than the key player in, the events. The plot is constructed on a pattern of ironic misunderstandings: for example, Newland is unaware that Ellen's decision not to sue for divorce was for his and May's sake rather than to conceal her past. Furthermore, Newland remains largely blind to the manipulations of a wife he persists in seeing as innocent and naive.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hayley Patterson | 2/12/2014

    " Just as heartwrenchingly beautiful as I remember it being. I'm probably biased here, since I am a huge fan of Wharton. I can see how the plot might drag for people who aren't such enthusiastic fans, but I was just sucked in by her masterful command of the English language. I don't think you read Wharton solely for plot, in other words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joji Grace | 2/8/2014

    " A Pulitzer Prize novel about class restraint and unrequited love. Wonderful insights into the 1920's era and a beautiful ending--unlike any ending I've read in a very long time. 5 stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patrick Tesner | 1/20/2014

    " Slow read, but I loved the character developement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Renee | 1/19/2014

    " I realize there isn't much to say about this book that hasn't been said. I will note that for those in to costume and design, reading the details of the Worth garments or how the ladies dressed and purchased their Paris wardrobes, had their wedding gowns re-made, etc is a thrill. Outside of the fashion the book is a delight. The author has an insight into New York Society that can only be bourn from having lived it. The magnifying glass of the human condition and interactions of the gilded age are spot on. I love this book. I'm glad to be working my way through some classics and understand how this one has stood the test of time. "

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