The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton
4th Tuesday, 6th July 2021
at 7:00 pm
Online with il libro
The novel depicts a portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”
This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life – or mercilessly destroy it.
In 1921 The Age of Innocence won the PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION, making E. Wharton the first woman to win the prize.
You will find a copy waiting for you at the bookshop il libro.
Do you want to pre-order the next book of our September-discussion?
To help us with our planning we ask you to pre-order your copy for the summer reading. In September, we will meet and talk about THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy. If you wish to be part of the discussion group, you are kindly asked to buy the book in our bookshop and order it now so that we’ll have enough copies for everyone in due time.
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