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Extended Audio Sample The Age of Innocence (Dramatised), by Edith Wharton
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53,973 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: NBC Theater Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Age of Innocence centres on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution.

The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, and this, combined with the social tragedy, earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize - the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Blanca | 2/8/2014

    " I guess this is what happens when appearances and reputation become paramount. But did Newland Archer do the right thing in sticking with May? Would he have done in difference circumstances? Wharton lets us decide all this for ourselves, which is one of the joys of this book - at least for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fanny | 2/4/2014

    " I'm not so sure what to think of this book. There is a strong critic of New-York society (of those times)but the characters were quite uninteresting, except for the Countess Ollenska. And I was disappointed by the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/3/2014

    " I had a slow start into this book; it didn't really pick up for me until around the middle. It was good and the descriptions of places and people were very detailed, but I felt like they were very prolonged at some parts which is why it was hard to keep my attention. I also feel like the ending could have been a bit more satisfying, but other than these things this book was very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Boyu | 1/29/2014

    " The pace at the beginning is quite slow, and I really don't see a lot of action, especially around the beginning, which is the most important part. Once you get started though, it goes by quite quickly and you start connecting with the storyline a bit. Unfortunately, at this time and age, this book just doesn't seem to capture the readers' attention enough. There is a lesson to be learned and a story to be told, but it's too buried underneath a thick layer of passiveness to be recommended. "

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