The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

An age I don’t want to live in – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

I know I am incurring some form of literary sacrilege by failing to appreciate this novel. I remember reading this holding my breath at every stop of a conversation because I feel that the characters are holding their breaths as well lest they do something against their will, rather, something against the expectations imposed on them by their society. You see, the characters are rich New Yorkers who visit each…

The Age Of Innocence – Edith Wharton

Date Started: May 8, 2011. 11:45 PM. My room. My edition has an introduction. Reading it reminded of that voluminous novel of Tolstoy, War and Peace. And when I got to the first chapter, it felt like rereading War and Peace! The opening scene was at an opera. High society people were talking about this person and that person. Already, I felt challenged. I was about to draw the family tree of…