The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

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The Age of Innocence centers on an upperclass couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s' New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution.

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The 115th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  2. - 15th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  3. - 17th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  4. - 35th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  5. - 42nd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  6. - 46th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  7. - 58th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  8. - 89th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  9. - 104th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  10. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  11. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  12. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  13. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  14. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  15. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  16. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)

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