&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RAge of Innocence&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&REdith Wharton&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RWinner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, &&LI&&RThe Age of Innocence&&L/I&&R is &&LB&&REdith Wharton&&L/B&&R'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."&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThis is Newland Archer's world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life--or mercilessly destroy it.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RMaureen Howard&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R is a critic, teacher, and writer of fiction. Her seven novels include &&LI&&RBridgeport Bus&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RNatural History&&L/I&&R, and &&LI&&RA Lover's Almanac&&L/I&&R. Her memoir, &&LI&&RFacts of Life&&L/I&&R, won the National Book Critics' Circle Award. She has taught at Yale and Columbia University.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R.