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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton This particular book, entitled The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, is a story told as a clandestine love affair, of a sort that is made even more forbidden due to the expectations of each character’s families and aristocratic-like communities. The title itself is one contrary to the themes discussed in the book, though appropriate when taking into consideration the thin veil of elegancy shrouding each character’s true desires. As stated by the story’s lead, “Untrained human nature was not frank and innocent; it was full of twists and defenses of an instinctive guile.” That is, the setting in which this tale is told is one of underhanded faults amidst a guise of perfection. The protagonist of this book, Newland Archer, can be described as an upper class man who greatly values the rules put together by the society in which he lives. Though these ideas are of
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