Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Age of Innocence-Book review

Set amongst New York City's societal elite during the late 1800's, The Age of Innocence reads like a grown up version of Gossip Girl. Scandal, love triangles, parties and gossip. This books has it all.

Newland Archer, just engaged to to the sweet and innocent May Welland, finds himself attracted to her newly arrived cousin, The Countess Olenska, who's arrival is filled with scandal.

This is a smart, fun book. It is rich in language and setting and a wonderful look into the lives of NYC in the 19c.


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  1. Oooh, this sounds good. I'll have to check into it further. Thanks.

  2. I love this book. Wharton is so good at pinning down her society and its hypocrisies. The end breaks my heart though, for some reason.


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