The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, Illustrated by Haleigh DeRocher
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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton with illustrations by Haleigh DeRocher
This is the complete and unabridged text of the beloved American classic, The Age of Innocence. This beautiful hardcover edition features original cover art and several full color illustrations of my original paintings. This edition is available exclusively on my website, but a paperback black and white edition can be purchased on Amazon. It measures 6×9.
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From the back:
Old New York, 1870s: Gaslit streets, formal dances, secret scandal… In The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton masterfully draws out the depth of hypocrisy and vacuity that marked this time in history among the American elite.Newland Archer is comfortable conforming to conventional New York standards in marrying the beautiful yet unimaginative May Welland. But when May’s cousin, Ellen Olenska, arrives in New York in the wake of a disastrous marriage, Archer finds himself enchanted. And so begins the years-long affair of the heart, a thwarted love that seeps into every crevice of his life…Edith Wharton was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which was awarded to her for The Age of Innocence in 1921. This novel certainly is an unmatched literary achievement. With a cast of characters that practically jump off the page and an evocative and compelling setting, it is a story that is not quickly forgotten.This edition has been lovingly brought to life with original illustrations by Haleigh DeRocher. Also included in this edition are supporting materials about Edith Wharton and the books she wrote.
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