The Age of Innocence [E–pub/E–book]

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The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton » 7 Read & Download Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB » Edith Wharton Read & Download The Age of Innocence 107 Reţine coregrafi a de salon trei personaje se văd forţate să şi regândească decisiv valorile şi implicit deciziile şi conduita Ellen Olenska însăşi verişoara ei proaspăt logodită May Welland şi bărbatul care e pe cale să i devină soţ Newland Archer singurul atent la viaţa străinei pe care toţi o arată cu deget. Myself and the Pulitzer prize have previously not always seen eye to eye but Finally I have read one worthy of giving top marks to This golden oldie captures the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood from a bygone era where modern ideas are resisted and tradition overcomes compassion The inhabitants of this hothouse of New York society is built on wealth life is lavished easy and comfortably cushioned but this world may just as well have been covered in a blanket of cobwebs as the lives are so sedate and uneventfully dull despite their opulent surroundings they appear colourless and motionless It is ultimately a tragic tale that Wharton weaves and yes as with a lot of classic fiction based around love it s told with air of melancholy because this love is one that doesn t really get off the ground For Newland Archer the leading male character there is an imagining of an alternative existence to the one that convention has pressed upon him he has built within himself a kind of sanctuary for his secret thoughts and longings Within these walls are his bride to be May Welland and Countess Olenska who would change his whole worldThe real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretendArcher is a perfect product of Old New York a member of one of the most prominent historic families he lives in the obligatory sumptuous brownstone on Fifth Avenue with his mild mannered mother and spinster sister and languidly pursues the law as most gentlemen of his age and inherited wealth do He is engaged to the young beautiful and eually impeccably bred May Welland who is sweet sweet natured but naive After twelve years away returns the Countess Ellen Olenska May s cousin who through no fault of her own upsets the balance of Newland s life She is beautiful vivacious and intelligent whose long period of living in liberal European surroundings has made her innocent of the nonsensical unspoken rules of the society she has reentered and incapable of maintaining the shallow facade of her female relatives Newland feels a life of uiet misery lies ahead and despairs over Olenska as they grow closer and closer because he is forced by his own realisation to know how Ellen will be treated if she dares to divorce her husband and advises against it even though he is devoured by love for her Wharton mesmerizes with the sheer depth of emotion pain and frustration bearing down on Newland s shoulders he really is stuck between a rock and a hard place Through thwarted dreams despairing disillusionment unbearable regrets and the innocence that seals the mind against imagination and the heart against experience Newland and Ellen share a secret love that enables each of them to be the best people they can be fulfilled intellectually emotionally and socially and the fact they can never be together in harmony is just as unbearable for the reader as it is for the characters and this is where Wharton excels with people you truly believe in For May she is neither clever nor truthful and only rarely shows a spirit that reveals a depth of feeling in the face of connvention and social expectations In telling the story of how Archer and Olenska against all the strictures and taboos of their society fall in love Wharton seems to be siding with the individual in this universal tug of war But I don t think it s ever that simple Certainly New York s upper society in the 1870s was one of grandeur but it is described in Archer s thoughts and Wharton s observations as a prison of the mind one where the cells are sprinkled with gold dustThe finale of many years later moved me immensely I thought of all that went before a story that in terms of characterisation was searing on every page with the intensity of this doomed love affair A stunning novel impeccably told And I think it s unfair to simply label this as old fashioned chick lit because it s about so much than what appears on the surface Her tone is sardonic and to some extent cynical of the social world into which the reader enters and she portrays this society its conventions and traditions through the unforgettable vivid characters whose behaviour and thinking were moulded in time

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Edith Wharton » 7 Read & Download Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB » Edith Wharton Read & Download The Age of Innocence 107 Romanul Vârsta inocenţei considerat una dintre cele patru capodopere marca Edith Wharton a fost premiat cu Pulitzer Scris a mărturisit autoarea prietenilor ca o reacţie la catastrofa războiului Vârsta inocenţei se întoarce la lumea dispărută a copilăriei lui Wharton în anul 1870Romanul aduce din nou în scenă acea veche. We can t behave like people in novels though can we A few years ago I read The Age of Innocence and thought it was okay It has something of an Austen esue feel criticisms of middleupper middle class society paired with a subtle and clever humour and a love story here deliciously scandalous But it s taken me a few years to come back to this novel and appreciate the magic Wharton has brought to the tableThis little book is so clever Everything about it from the damn title to nearly every piece of dialogue is perfectly placed and often ironic Things that didn t hit me fully the first time around became so much important in this reread Wharton knows 1870s New York City like the back of her hand she knows its habits its traditions and its expectations of people She creates a rich twinkly picture of parties and social standards that is both delightful and ultimately ridiculous then she throws a spanner in the worksNever has a love triangle been so welcomed by me This isn t the modern affair we re used to where a girl must choose between hot guy 1 and hot guy 2 Nope in this story Newland Archer is torn between the stability comfort and duty he can be offered by the socially favoured match with May Welland and his passionate all consuming love for the unconventional rebellious and ostracized Ellen Olenska Each time you happen to me all over again It s as important as it is beautifully written Wharton casts an eye over this society both disdainful and affectionate Incorporating issues of female emancipation into the story never has the idea of a woman enslaved by marriage and convention seemed so unattractive from a male perspective Newland Archer is full of modernity and the call of new ideas but finds that any freedom he poses to May she would receive only with the intention of pleasing him Though it should be said I believe May is far than she seemsIt s hard to read the ending of this book without feeling emotional but the exact emotion may differ with your interpretation Ambiguity reigns supreme as this novel finds its close and even the coldest of unromantics will surely have their hearts pulled along for this ride One of my favourite tragic love affairs Only I wonder the thing one s so certain of in advance can it ever make one s heart beat as wildly Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Fables intégrale - Tome 2 (VERTIGO ESSENTIELS) inocenţei considerat una dintre cele patru capodopere marca Edith Wharton a fost premiat cu Pulitzer Scris a mărturisit autoarea prietenilor ca o reacţie la catastrofa războiului Vârsta Gideon's Sword inocenţei se întoarce la lumea dispărută a copilăriei lui Wharton în anul 1870Romanul aduce din nou în scenă acea veche. We can t behave like people The Meaning and Acuisition of Wealth it was okay It has something of an Austen esue feel criticisms of middleupper middle class society paired with a subtle and clever humour and a love story here deliciously scandalous But Serbian For Kids it s taken me a few years to come back to this novel and appreciate the magic Wharton has brought to the tableThis little book John Carneys Carneycopia is so clever Everything about Fall for Him it from the damn title to nearly every piece of dialogue Neko is perfectly placed and often The Games We Play ironic Things that didn t hit me fully the first time around became so much His Bidding The Best Medicine #1 important Royal Flush in this reread Wharton knows 1870s New York City like the back of her hand she knows Royal Flush its habits Who's Hu its traditions and Secrets of the Chocolate House Found Things #2 its expectations of people She creates a rich twinkly picture of parties and social standards that Spin The Bottle is both delightful and ultimately ridiculous then she throws a spanner Crazy Sexy Ghoulish Crazy Sexy Ghoulish #1 in the worksNever has a love triangle been so welcomed by me This The Little Book of Self Care for Auarius isn t the modern affair we re used to where a girl must choose between hot guy 1 and hot guy 2 Nope Roman Literature and Society in this story Newland Archer Screening the novel Rediscovered American fiction in film is torn between the stability comfort and duty he can be offered by the socially favoured match with May Welland and his passionate all consuming love for the unconventional rebellious and ostracized Ellen Olenska Each time you happen to me all over again It s as Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? important as Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard it To the Last Man A Novel of the First World War is beautifully written Wharton casts an eye over this society both disdainful and affectionate Incorporating Pox Americana The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775 82 into the story never has the Threat Academy of Unpredictable Magic #4 idea of a woman enslaved by marriage and convention seemed so unattractive from a male perspective Newland Archer The Sacrificial Universe intention of pleasing him Though An Orchestra of Minorities is far than she seemsIt s hard to read the ending of this book without feeling emotional but the exact emotion may differ with your The Seamstress interpretation Ambiguity reigns supreme as this novel finds Vom Klassenkampf zur Volksgemeinschaft Sozialpolitik im Dritten Reich its close and even the coldest of unromantics will surely have their hearts pulled along for this ride One of my favourite tragic love affairs Only I wonder the thing one s so certain of Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World in advance can A Puzzling Day in the Land of the Pharaohs it ever make one s heart beat as wildly Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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Edith Wharton » 7 Read & Download Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB » Edith Wharton Read & Download The Age of Innocence 107 Societate newyorkeză înţepenită în prejudecăţile din care îşi făcuse în timp un set rigid de cutume sociale Sosirea din Europa a contesei Ellen Olenska după o despărţire comentată de toată crema respectabilităţii newyorkeze declanşează un adevărat scandal Dacă lumea bună din jur discută pentru că aşa se înt. Appearances can be deceiving as this superb classic novel revealsNewland Archer has the perfect life rich young and good looking a member in excellent standing of New York s High Society of 1871 during the Golden Age These people feel not like prisoners but brave members of a group keeping back the barbarians at the gate Newland is engaged to a beautiful charming girl May Welland also in the exclusive association who loves him But then her mysterious cousin arrives from Europe Countess Ellen Olenska married to a brute a Polish nobleman who repeatedly degrades her showing contempt for their marriage by parading lowly women in front of the Countess Not trying to hide his transgressions letting the world know it The fleeing woman is a childhood playmate of Mr Archer and he can still remember her as she he First seeing the fugitive again at the Opera with his future bride and family in their box May loves her cousin and Ellen loves May The Countess causes uite a stir with the audience men look approvingly at the attractive lady women critical Poor Ellen as the relatives call her living with an unconventional grandmother Mrs Manson Mingott so obese she needs help to get up nevertheless the lady is the head of the family and people listen to even though she has strange ways then again very rich but stingy There is an unstated powerful attraction between Archer and Ellen still duty prevents anything unsavory from happening besides Newland believes in the proper way of doing things A self described dilettante who goes through the motions of being a lawyer in an office where he has little to do Archer lives with his widowed mother Mrs Adeline Archer she is forever saying that everything is changing for the worse in the city and spinster sister Janey they look so alike the two could be sisters both depend on each other for companionship He s a secret fanatic a bookworm receiving the latest editions from London staying in a room reading that s when the gentleman is happy Mr Archer has no close friends the only person he can feel comfortable with be himself is Ned Winsett a penniless struggling journalist but of the lower class with a sick wife Newland wants his wedding to happen earlier than is the established custom hoping temptations will end if he is married to May Even traveling to StAugustine Florida on a surprise visit where May is vacationing with her family for that purpose his boss is not elated Mr Archer is wrong clearly the gentleman loves the Countess and she returns the sentiment Boorish banker Julius Beaufort vastly wealthy an uncouth foreigner married to an influential and uite proper lady a New York society woman with a propensity to break all the rules is chasing the skittish Ellen she needs to get away They meet clandestinely in Boston the Countess and Archer away from the prying eyes of everyone the two hope just to hold each other At a family gathering in Newport Rhode Island Newland is told to fetch Ellen he goes down to the beach sees her on the pier passionately stares for a long time and retreats back to the house it would not be proper he thinks An elegy saturates the whole book from the first page to the last


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    The Age of Innocence [E–pub/E–book] “We can't behave like people in novels though can we?” A few years ago I read The Age of Innocence and thought it was okay It has something of an Austen esue feel criticisms of middleupper middle class socie

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    The Age of Innocence [E–pub/E–book] “Each time you happen to me all over again” Imagine that person you love most in this world right within your grasp but somehow out of reach An invisible thin wall keeping you apart Apart but not away from each other Together yet not with

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    Summary The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence [E–pub/E–book] Edith Wharton » 7 Read & Download This book which examines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan is a classic masterpiece precisely because it is anything but conventional Ironically it had me longing for the lovers to dip their toes in love story convention by finding a hotel room at least once especially with lines like this one“Each time

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