The Age Of Innocence

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THE AGE OF INNOCENCE is Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of the manners and morals of New York society in the later 1800s...a world she knew well.

Newland Archer is a young attorney, handsome and eligible. Torn between his socially acc

Newland Archer is a young attorney, handsome and eligible. Torn between his socially acceptable fiancee and the more earthy attractions of Countess Olenska, Archer is truly on the horns of a dilemma.

"The plot is unobvious, delicately developed, with a fine finale that exquisitely satisfies one's sense of fitness, and as always with Edith Wharton, the drama of character is greater than that of event." (Publishers Weekly) ...Continua

Ha scritto il 20/09/16
excellent
This book unseated a lot of feeling and memories of my biting at the bit in early 70's bourgeois Florence, when even then the life of a woman took predictable turns and seemed claustrophobic limited. And the Florentines I knew were similarly gossipy ...Continua
Ha scritto il 28/07/14
SPOILER ALERT
Direi che mi aspettavo qualcosa di più da questo romanzo. Niente da dire sul ritratto della borghesia conformista, ipocrita e bigotta della New York ottocentesca ma oltre a questo in pratica non succede niente, tu aspetti per tutto il tempo che Newl ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/03/14
New York, anni Settanta dell’Ottocento.
L’élite cittadina è costituita da un numero molto ridotto di clan familiari, tutti imparentati tra loro, i cui ritmi sono scanditi da riti sociali e convenzioni immutabili. Una bizzarra società tribale, che
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Ha scritto il 23/09/12
mah!
Ha scritto il 10/06/12
"And, in spite of the cosmopolitan views on which he prided himself, he thanked heaven that he was a New Yorker, and about to ally himself with one of his own kind."
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Ha scritto il Sep 20, 2016, 13:36
the trenchant divisions between right and wrong, honest and dishonest, respectable and the reverse, had left so little scope for the unforeseen .
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Ha scritto il Sep 20, 2016, 13:35
the worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else
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Ha scritto il Jun 29, 2011, 07:36
There were certain things that had to be done, and if done at all, done handsomely and thoroughly; and one of these, in the old New York code, was the tribal rally around a kinswoman about to be eliminated from the tribe. There was nothing on earth t ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Jun 29, 2011, 07:29
She had the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes, and indifferent to money; but she could go without many things which her relations considered indispensable, and Mrs Lovell Mingott and Mrs Welland had ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Jun 29, 2011, 07:24

He perceived with a flash of chilling insight that in future many problems would be thus negatively solved for him; but as he paid the hansom and followed his wife’s long train into the house he took refuge in the comforting platitude that the f
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