Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, is both a poignant story of frustrated love and an extraordinarily vivid, delightfully satirical record of a vanished world.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by award-winning novelist, Rachel Cusk.
As the scion of one of New York’s leading families, Newland Archer has been born into a life of sumptuous privilege and strict duty. But the arrival of the Countess Olenska, a free spirit who breathes clouds of European sophistication, makes him question the path on which his upbringing has set him. As his fascination with her grows, he discovers just how hard it is to escape the bonds of the society that has shaped him.
About the Author
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) is the author of more than forty books including timeless classics such as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. She was the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and is now widely recognised as one of the greatest writers in the English language. Jonas Dovydenas' photographs have appeared in Time, American Photographer, National Geographic Adventure, Soldier of Fortune, and others. He has been a Trustee of Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc. for many years.
Rachel Cusk is the author of Outline, Transit, and Kudos; the memoirs A Life’s Work, The Last Supper, and Aftermath; and several other novels, including Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread Award; The Country Life, which won the Somerset Maugham Award; Arlington Park; and The Bradshaw Variations. She was chosen as one of Granta’s 2003 Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in London.