Just The Good Stuff Books - Just The Good Stuff
Home Books DVDs and Movies CDs and Music Electronics Contact Us Spacer

The Age Of Innocence
By Edith Wharton

Books - Just The Good Stuff

Buy The Age Of Innocence By Edith Wharton From Amazon

The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton ranked # 58 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.

The Age Of Innocence By Edith Wharton - Just The Good Stuff The Age of Innocence is a 1920 novel by Edith Wharton which won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize.

The novel takes place among New York City's upper class during the 1870s, before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles; when there was a small cluster of aristocratic "old revolutionary stock" families that ruled New York's social life; when "being things" was better than "doing things" - one's occupation or abilities were secondary to heredity and family connections, when reputation and outward appearances came at the exclusion of everything and everyone else, and when 5th Avenue was so deserted by nightfall that it was possible to follow the comings and goings of society by watching who went to which household.

First published in four parts during July to October 1920 in "The Pictorial Review" and then in the same year by D. Appleton and Company in New York and in London.




Top 100 Books of All Time

Previous Book Back to Books Index Next Book

Search Our Site For Music, Films, and Books
Google
 
Web justthegoodstuff.com
Just The Good Stuff
Just The Good Stuff





Books DVDs and Movies CDs and Music Electronics

Home | Books | DVDs & Movies | CDs & Music | Electronics | Contact Us | Privacy Policy

© 2005 - 2015 Just The Good Stuff
www.justthegoodstuff.com