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Age of Innocence

ISBN-10: 1551113368

ISBN-13: 9781551113364

Edition: 2002

Authors: Edith Wharton, Michael Everett Nowlin

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Description:

Deeply moving study of the tyrannical and rigid requirements of New York high society in the late 19th century and the effect of those strictures on the lives of 3 people.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Broadview Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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
For Further Reading