The Age of Innocence

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Newland Archer and May Welland have just announced their engagement to New York society, and the match seems perfect -- until Archer meets Countess Olenska, a sharp, beautiful woman in the midst of a divorce . . . it's for good reason this book won
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 ...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 ...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, ...Continua
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 ...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 ...Continua
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