Publisher description for The age of innocence : complete text with introduction, historical contexts, critical essays / Edith Wharton ; edited by Carol J. Singley.

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Complementing the complete text of Wharton's landmark novel, this extensive volume also includes a wealth of contextual material. "Background Readings" explores the culture of 1870s New York, as depicted in the novel, as well as views on marriage and divorce at that time. In "Other Writings by Edith Wharton," the author discusses fiction writing, old New York, women, and her winning of the Pulitzer Prize. The "Critical Readings" section features essays on the novel from a wide variety of perspectives.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Wharton, Edith, -- 1862-1937. -- Age of innocence.
Separated people -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Upper class -- Fiction.