Age of Innocence

ISBN-10: 0486298035
ISBN-13: 9780486298030
Edition: 1977
Authors: Edith Wharton
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Description: Complementing the complete text of Wharton's landmark novel, this extensive volume also includes a wealth of contextual material. "Background Readings" explores the culture of 1870s New York, as depicted in the novel, as well as views on marriage  More...

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Book details

List price: $5.00
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Complementing the complete text of Wharton's landmark novel, this extensive volume also includes a wealth of contextual material. "Background Readings" explores the culture of 1870s New York, as depicted in the novel, as well as views on marriage and divorce at that time. In "Other Writings by Edith Wharton, " the author discusses fiction writing, old New York, women, and her winning of the Pulitzer Prize. The "Critical Readings" section features essays on the novel from a wide variety of perspectives.

Jane Alison has a bachelor's degree in classics from Princeton University & a M.F.A. from Columbia University. She lives in Germany.

About This Series
Introduction
A Note on the Text
The Age of Innocence
Background Readings
Questions of Culture
From "The Metropolitan Gentry: Culture against Politics"
From "The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy"
From "Democratic Vistas"
From "Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art"
"The Location and Decoration of Houses in The Age of Innocence"
From How the Other Half Lives
Marriage and Divorce
From Domestic Revolutions
From "For the Wedding Night"
Travel and Sport
From the Introduction to American Travel Writers, 1850-1915
From "Americans Abroad"
From "Newport"
From "The Lawn Set"
Anthropology
From Violence and the Sacred
From Primitive Culture
Other Writings
Writing The Age of Innocence
The Ways of Old New York
The Childishness of American Women
"The Valley of Childish Things"
Winning the Pulitizer Prize
Critical Readings
From "The Composition of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence"
From "Cool Diana and the Blood-Red Muse: Edith Wharton on Innocence and Art"
From "Becoming the Mask: Edith Wharton's Ingenues"
From "Angel of Devastation: Edith Wharton on the Arts of the Enslaved"
From "The Age of Innocence and the Bohemian Peril"
From "Edith Wharton: The Archeological Motive"
From "'Hunting for the Real': Wharton and the Science of Manners"
From "A Note on Wharton's Use of Faust"
From "The Mind in Chains: Public Plots and Personal Fables"
From "American Naturalism in Its 'Perfected' State: The Age of Innocence and An American Tragedy"
From "The Scorses Interview: On Filming The Age of Innocence"
"Of Writers and Class: In Praise of Edith Wharton"
Works Cited
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