The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

293 pages first pub 1920 (editions)

fiction classics romance emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

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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Community Reviews Summary of 11,439 reviews

Moods

reflective 73%
emotional 68%
sad 42%
challenging 18%
funny 11%
lighthearted 8%
tense 8%
hopeful 6%
informative 6%
relaxing 5%
dark 3%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%
adventurous 2%

Pace

slow 58%
medium 39%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 29% | No: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 89% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.88

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