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The Age of Innocence


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Book I I. On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York.
Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel that sympathetically criticizes New York’s upper class of the 1870s for (amongst other things) its insistence upon conformity (1920)
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Strongly Associated with:   Edith Wharton
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Wharton intended the title to be ironic as she contrasted polished manners to behind-the-scenes machinations; and compared rigid mores to those of primitive tribes.

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  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Book I I. On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • And if our young men appear disinterested," the Doctor’s wiser sister went on, "it is because they marry, as a general thing, so young; before twenty-five, at the age of innocence and sincerity, before the age of calculation.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • When he spoke, his words came with a confusion which was delightful to hear because one felt that it indicated not so much a defect in his speech as a quality of his soul, as it were a survival from the age of innocence which he had never wholly outgrown.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
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