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The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton‘s 12th novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the first novel written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and thus Wharton the first woman to win the prize. The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s.

In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic “old revolutionary stock” families that rule New York’s social life. Under the rules of this society, “being things” is better than “doing things” and reputation and outward appearances come at the exclusion of everything else. In this Gilded Age, when America’s expansion and increased industrialism produce a group of newly wealthy robber barons and financiers, the patient, time-honored values of the old ruling class, and century, are giving way to the expediencies of the new. Caught at this cusp, a triangle of lovers, who must choose between the expectations of family and society, and the deepest yearnings of the heart.

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Wharton, Edith - La solterona - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: ePub
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Wharton, Edith - La edad de la inocencia - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: ePub
Galardonada en 1921 con el Premio Pulitzer. La acción de la novela transcurre en la alta sociedad neoyorquina de la década de 1870. Un joven abogado a punto de casarse, se siente atraído por la Condesa Olenska, pariente de su (More) mujer, en el Nueva York del siglo pasado. Cuando empiezas a leer este libro crees que se trata de otra novela decimonónica sobre adulterios, al estilo de La Regenta, Madame Bovary y similares. Sin embargo, aquí todo es más sutil. Más bien se trata de la historia de un adulterio frustrado, de una fantasía, lo cual queda de manifiesto sobre todo al final. La autora ofrece un retrato de los ambientes de la alta sociedad neoyorkina y de los personajes que la componen, usando una prosa efectiva, elegante y elaborada, pero sin perder la sencillez, y dotada de un cierto sentido del humor. No hay alardes vanguardistas. La historia se narra en el clásico estilo lineal.
Wharton, Edith - The Age of Innocence - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's 12th novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. It won the 1921 (More) Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the first novel written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and thus Wharton the first woman to win the prize. The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s. In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic "old revolutionary stock" families that rule New York's social life. Under the rules of this society, "being things" is better than "doing things" and reputation and outward appearances come at the exclusion of everything else. In this Gilded Age, when America’s expansion and increased industrialism produce a group of newly wealthy robber barons and financiers, the patient, time-honored values of the old ruling class, and century, are giving way to the expediencies of the new. Caught at this cusp, a triangle of lovers, who must choose between the expectations of family and society, and the deepest yearnings of the heart.

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