The age of innocence

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New York : Penguin Books, 2021.
0143134817, 9780143134817
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xxx, 333 pages ; 21 cm
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Dutiful Newland Archer, an eligible young man from New York high society, is about to announce his engagement to May Welland, a suitable match from a good family, when May's cousin, the beautiful and exotic Countess Ellen Olenska, is introduced into their circle. The Countess brings with her an aura of European sophistication and a hint of perceived scandal, having left her husband and claimed her independence. Her worldliness, disregard for society's rules, and air of unapproachability attract the sensitive Newland, despite his enthusiasm about a marriage to May and the societal advantages it would bring. Almost against their will, Newland and Ellen develop a passionate bond, and a classic love triangle takes shape as the three young people find themselves drawn into a poignant and bitter conflict between love and duty. Written in 1920, Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a time and place long gone by--1870s New York City--beautifully captures the complexities of passion, independence, and fulfillment, and how painfully hard it can be for individuals to truly see one another and their place in the world.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wharton, E., Blackwood, S., Batuman, E., & Quinn, L. (2021). The age of innocence. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Edith Wharton et al.. 2021. The Age of Innocence. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Edith Wharton et al., The Age of Innocence. New York: Penguin Books, 2021.

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Wharton, Edith, Sarah Blackwood, Elif Batuman, and Laura Quinn. The Age of Innocence. New York: Penguin Books, 2021. Print.

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