Edith Wharton "The Age of Innocence"

Edith Wharton "The Age of Innocence"

Edith Wharton "The Age of Innocence"

 

Edith Wharton

This novel is one of the most important literary phenomena of the first half of the XX century. Here you'll find a tragic and a shrill love story, shocking the basis of bases the society of the upper class in a New York of 1870, which tried to copy a manners of Victorian England. This is the history of clean and bright feelings, which the young Newland Archer felt to the shiny, educated and unfortunate countess Ellen Olenska. Newland Archer is a successful lawyer, who is dreaming about a real passion in a depth of his soul. He is engaged with the sweet and innocent girl. This marriage will give him a satisfied and quiet life. But when the cousin of his future wife - Ellen came to the USA after the public scandal in Europe, Archer gets into her nets of secret powers and a beauty. Now our hero has to make a choice between the world that he know and a world of his dream.

 

Text Analysis: Unique words: about 2,000 Total words: about 14,140
Hard words: high society, Faust, every was there, box, blushing, m’ama, charming, dull, Empire-style, amber, flippant way, gamble, goddess Diana, Samarkand, ironically, lilies of the valley, paper dolls, some of her money back, gain from, Granny, honeymoon, chatter, pier, parasol, the Parker House, startled, vanish, cheap, glimpse, stand it, stroke, shame, jolt, behind the backs of, embroidery, stifling, You’ll catch your death, allowance, deserted, slender, scenes, merciless, mourned her, gaze, take after him

 

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