• Historical Fiction

    The Age of Innocence

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    Historical Fiction

    The Age of Innocence

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Age of Innocence,” by Edith Wharton, explores the desires and duties of the upper class in Gilded Age New York through the story of Newland Archer. As he struggles with his passion for the scandalous Countess Olenska, he risks breaking his engagement to May Welland and bringing about the destruction of his privileged life. Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the basis for several film and stage adaptations, this engaging novel is an exploration of love and duty set against the backdrop of 19th-century New York.
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  • Young Adult

    Ethan Frome: The Original 1911 Edition (A Edith Wharton Classic Novel)

    The classic novel of despair, forbidden emotions, and sexual undercurrents set against the austere New England countryside. Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena’s vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent. In one of American fiction’s finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill-starred trio toward their tragic destinies. Different in both tone and theme from Wharton’s other works, Ethan Frome has become perhaps her most enduring and most widely read book. Read more