The Age Of Innocence
Archer Newland, Count Odeska
Written twenty years after Wharton's first acclaimed novel, The House of Mirth, this thoughful drama recalls women's restricted freedom in the Victorian age. It won the Pulitzer Prize over Sinclair Lewis' Main Street (they tied, actually, but Lewis turned the honor down).
On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York.
At that, as if it had been the signal he waited for, Newland Archer got up slowly and walked back alone to his hotel.
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