The age of Innocence (1920) won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making Wharton the first woman to win the award. The novel is noted for its accurate portrayal of the East Coast American upper class, and for the social tragedy of the plot.
Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people "dreaded scandal more than disease." At its core, 'The Age of Innocence' is story that shows the strength and the orchestrated customs and mores of social upper-class society of the 1870s, but also shows its narrowness, its contradictions, and its inflexibility. Edith Wharton's novel is beautiful and a classic, but it is also timeless because she perfectly captures the emotions and the contradictions that exist in this type of change, this tension as one age dies and another is born.
Widely regarded as one of Edith Wharton's greatest achievements, "The Age of Innocence" is not only subtly satirical, but also a sometimes dark and disturbing comedy of manners in its exploration of the "eternal triangle" of love. Set against the backdrop of upper-class New York society during the 1870s, the author's combination of powerful prose combined with a thoroughly researched and meticulous evocation of the manners and style of the period, has delighted readers since the novel's first publication in 1920. In 1921 "The Age of Innocence" achieved a double distinction - it won the Pulitzer Prize and it was the first time this prestigious award had been won by a woman author. Формат: 12,5 см x 19,5 см.
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