Author: Edith Wharton

Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Posted September 15, 2013 in Reviews / 16 Comments
Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Set in the old New York of the early 1870s, The Age of Innocence is an examination of the tension between society’s demands and personal freedom. Newland Archer is a young man from a wealthy family about to be married to May Welland, a sweet but unimaginative girl. A bookish dilettante, he leads a comfortable life among New York’s moneyed set. However, his life is turned upside down with the arrival of May’s cousin Ellen Olenska, a damaged woman fleeing her troubled […]