Stock Image

The Age of Innocence: by Edith Wharton

Wharton, Edith

ISBN 10: 1453783466 / ISBN 13: 9781453783467
Published by CreateSpace
Used Condition: Fine PAPERBACK
From Hawking Books (Lake Arrowhead, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 10, 2009

Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Available from more sellers

View all  copies of this book
Buy Used
Price: US$ 7.69 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

About this Item

1453783466 Like New Condition. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z1453783466Z1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Age of Innocence: by Edith Wharton

Publisher: CreateSpace

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Fine

About this title

Synopsis:

"...in the first place, New York was a metropolis, and perfectly aware that in metropolises it was 'not the thing' to arrive early at the opera; and what was or was not 'the thing' played a part as important in Newland Archer's New York as the inscrutable totem terrors that had ruled the destinies of his forefathers thousands of years ago."

Review:

Somewhere in this book, Wharton observes that clever liars always come up with good stories to back up their fabrications, but that really clever liars don't bother to explain anything at all. This is the kind of insight that makes The Age of Innocence so indispensable. Wharton's story of the upper classes of Old New York, and Newland Archer's impossible love for the disgraced Countess Olenska, is a perfectly wrought book about an era when upper-class culture in this country was still a mixture of American and European extracts, and when "society" had rules as rigid as any in history.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Welcome to Hawking Books. We ship six days a week and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about
a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to
contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

We package all our items in secure new packaging and we always ship within 48 hours.

List this Seller's Books