The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1953 HARDCOVER]
VINTAGE HARDCOVER  JOHN LEHMANN LTD
Very nice reading copy! Mild discoloration to cloth cover; a few pages in the 50s have some small tears to corners. Stamp of former owner on inside cover.
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. This 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.