The Age of Innocence

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The text of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York is accompanied by necessarily rigorous annotations. "Contexts" constructs the historical foundations of the novel, with documents on "The New ...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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