Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in upper-class New York City.
Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City's best families, is happily anticipating a highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he finds reason to doubt his choice of bride after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic, beautiful 30-year-old cousin who has been living in Europe. This novel won the first ever Pulitzer awarded to a woman.
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I have been trying to get through this book for quite a while. I thought that an inexpensive audio version might help - and it did. I've now finished the book. But I'm pretty sure that chapter 32 was actually Huckleberry Finn, not Age of Innocence. I'd love the actual chapter 32 next time.
Well, the restraint of passion in the service of what one thinks is right is always memorable.
I found Alan Munro difficult. I had to imagine him as a well-meaning friend, and this worked pretty well because I do love to be read to. But he stumbled over simple sentences, mispronounced critical words. He was lovable, but really didn't bring the narrative to life.
Give me chapter 32 : )