Al centro di questo romanzo c'è una figura di donna tenera, eppure volitiva, desiderosa di affermare la propria individualità, disposta ad affrontare molto in nome della libertà di amare l'uomo che ha scelto e destinata a veder naufragare il suo sogno contro l'ostile rifiuto di una società schiava dei pregiudizi. La cornice è il dorato mondo dell'aristocrazia newyorkese di fine secolo, un mondo brillante e animatissimo che però condanna senza remissione alla solitudine chiunque voglia sottrarsi alle sue convenzioni. Da questo libro è stato tratto l’omonimo film di Martin Scorsese.
- ISBN: 8863800952
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 311
“We can't behave like people in novels, though, can we?” A few years ago, I read The Age of Innocence and thought it was okay. It has something of an Austen-esque feel - criticisms of middle/upper middle class society, paired with a subtle and clever humour and a love story (here deliciously sca Leggi tutto
Part of why I love The Age of Innocence so much is for the very reason my students hate it--the subtlety of action in a society constrained by its own ridiculous rules and mores. In Old New York, conformity is key and the upper-crust go about a life of ritual that has no substance or meaning. Both m Leggi tutto
‘The longing was with him day and night, an incessant undefinable craving, like the sudden whim of a sick man for food or drink once tasted and long since forgotten. He could not see beyond the craving, or picture what it might lead to, for he was not conscious of any wish to speak to Madame Olen
The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraph: 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 Leggi tutto
The most perfect ending in literature - I'll never get over it.
(726 From 1001 Books) - The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence is a 1920 novel by the American author Edith Wharton. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the first woman to win the prize. The story is set in the 1870's, in upper-class, "Gilded-Age" New York Cit Leggi tutto
Appearances can be deceiving as this superb classic novel reveals...Newland Archer has the perfect life rich young and good looking, a member in excellent standing of New York's High Society of 1871 during the Golden Age. These people feel not like prisoners, but brave members of a group keeping bac Leggi tutto
Myself and the Pulitzer prize have previously not always seen eye to eye, but Finally, I have read one worthy of giving top marks to. This golden oldie captures the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood from a bygone era, where modern ideas ar Leggi tutto
“Each time you happen to me all over again.” Imagine that person you love most in this world, right within your grasp, but somehow out of reach. An invisible thin wall keeping you apart. Apart but not away from each other. Together yet not with each other. This is the worst form of torture, a tortur Leggi tutto
This book, which examines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan, is a classic masterpiece precisely because it is anything but conventional. Ironically, it had me longing for the lovers to dip their toes in love-story convention (by finding a hotel room, at least once), especial Leggi tutto
Al momento non ci sono citazioni, inserisci tu la prima!