The age of innocence [electronic resource] / Edith Wharton.
- ISBN: 9780792770268 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0792770269 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- Publisher: [North Kingstown] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2010.
|General Note:|| Downloadable audio file.
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by David Horovitch.
|Summary, etc.:|| The first Pulitzer Prize for literature awarded to a woman was for The age of innocence, Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870s, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. But before their engagement is announced, he meets the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, May's cousin, who has returned to New York after a long absence. Ellen mirrors his own sense of disillusionment with society and the "good marriage" he is about to embark upon and provokes a moral struggle within him as he continues to go through the motions. A social commentary of surprising compassion and insight, The age of innocence toes the line between the comedy of manners and the tragedy of thwarted love.
|System Details Note:|| Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 174195 KB).
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