The age of innocence
(Book)

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Published
New York : Penguin Books, 2021.
ISBN
0143134817, 9780143134817
Lexile measure
920L
Rating
1170L
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Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxx, 333 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8.8, 19 Points
Lexile measure
920

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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.
Target Audience
1170L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,8.8,19,10826.

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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.

MLA Citation (style guide)

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

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