The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

fiction classics historical romance emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced

293 pages | first published 1920

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Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”This is Newland Ar...
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Moods

reflective 71%
emotional 66%
sad 42%
challenging 17%
funny 15%
lighthearted 9%
tense 7%
hopeful 6%
informative 5%
relaxing 5%
dark 3%
adventurous 2%
inspiring 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 63%
medium 35%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 38% | No: 31% | Yes: 30%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 8%

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