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Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
When the Countess Ellen Olenska returns from Europe, fleeing her brutish husband, her rebellious independence and passionate awareness of life stir the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, already engaged to be married to her cousin May Welland, "that terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected eve ...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Chelsea House Pub (L)
(first published June 28th 1998)
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Re-reading this for my film/lit discussion group. I tried adding the actual ed. I'm re-reading, but GR auto-associated it with the other ed. I read in the past. (More of a note to self, in case I wonder why I can't find this actual ed. on my bookshelf in the future.)
Aug 22, 2011 Danielle rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
One of Modern Libraries Best 100 books of the 20th Centruy. Published in 1920,the marvelous author Edith Wharton draws you into the lives of New Yorks upper crust as they live according to strict social customs.
Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.More about Harold Bloom...