The age of innocence / Edith Wharton ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stephen Orgel.Material type: TextSeries: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)Publication details: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 265 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191517549; 0191517542; 9780192806628; 0192806629Subject(s): Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | Marriage -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction | Manners and customs | Marriage | Upper class | New York (State) -- New York | 1800-1899Genre/Form: Fiction. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Age of innocence.DDC classification: 813.52 LOC classification: PS3545.H16 | A7 2006ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages xxi-xxii).
Print version record.
Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Edith Wharton; THE AGE OF INNOCENCE; Explanatory Notes.
Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written immediately after the end of the First World War, is a brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s. The charming Newland Archer is content to live within its constraints until he meets Ellen Olenska, whose arrival threatens his impending marriage as well as his comfortable future. - ;'They lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs.'. Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written immediately after the end of the First World War, is.