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MOVED WHEN HE FINDS OUT THAT when he finds Out That Is Not So Innocent At All And that she is not so innocent at all And lifting of this veil seemed a wake up call to him at the very The Seventh Witch end when he was about to meet the Countess Olenska with his son that he realizes that he has lost this innocence She had become the symbol ofverything that could have been all his hopes and dreams She was the unreachable star In the And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake end he was afraid that all that sustained his love was that invisible shackle that sense of longing that feigned innocence And that the innocence was all that kept him to Ellen and without it he cannot bear to face her And you ll sit beside me and we ll look not at visions but at realitiesI don t know what you mean by realities The only reality to me is thisThe dream has become a reality and the reality a dream It s real to me here than if I went up he suddenly heard himself say and the fear lest that last shadow of reality should lose itsdge kept him rooted to his seat as the minutes succeeded Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America each other Myself and the Pulitzer prize have previously not always seenye to The Pocket Wife 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 bygonera where modern ideas are resisted and tradition overcomes compassion The inhabitants of this hothouse of New York society is built on wealth life is lavished asy and comfortably cushioned but this world may just as well have been covered in a blanket of cobwebs as the lives are so sedate and uneventfully dull despite their opulent surroundings they appear colourless and motionless It is ultimately a tragic tale that Wharton weaves and yes as with a lot of classic fiction based around love it s told with air of melancholy because this love is one that doesn t really get off the ground For Appearances can be deceiving as this superb classic novel revealsNewland Archer has the perfect life rich young and good looking a member in xcellent 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 back the barbarians at the gate Newland is ngaged to a beautiful charming girl May Welland also in the xclusive association who loves him But then her mysterious cousin arrives from Europe Countess Ellen Olenska married to a brute a Polish nobleman who repeatedly degrades her showing contempt for their marriage by parading lowly women in front of the Countess Not trying to hide his transgressions letting the world know it The fleeing woman is a childhood playmate of Mr Archer and he can still remember her as she he First seeing the fugitive again at the Opera with his future bride and family in their box May loves her cousin and The most perfect Obsession ending in literature I ll never get over it The blurb on GR gives a good summary so I will start with that as the first paragraphWinner 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 than disease 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 willither courageously define his life or mercilessly destroy itElite New York society says of the Countess separated from her husband who remains in Europe And now it s too late her life is finished For a time she considers going back to her husband She shocks people by wearing the wrong things hanging out with the wrong people or by Cabaret: A Roman Riddle engaging men in frank conversation Inlite New York society at that time a woman could not walk away from conversation with a man to ngage in conversation with another man she had to wait for him to come to her The Countess shocks people by referring occasionally to my husband when veryone xpects her never to mention him But she is somewhat protected by her family connections she is Newland s wife s cousin Even though people will say in conversation I don t want to hear about anything unpleasant in her history all of them already know all the dirt Those in New York society at the time thought themselves superior to their counterparts in Europe They think know European customs because they all honeymoon and vacatio. Societate newyorkeză înţepenită în prejudecăţile din care îşi făcuse în timp un set rigid de cutume sociale Sosirea din Europa a contesei Ellen Olenska după o despărţire comentată de toată crema respectabilităţii newyorkeze declanşează un adevărat scandal Dacă lumea bună din jur discută pentru că aşa se înt. Yes indeedy what could be jejune than another arly 20TH CENTURY NOVELIST CHOOSING AS HER SUBJECT THE PROBLEMATIC century novelist choosing as her subject the problematic between the sexes amongst the idle rich D H Lawrence and Henry James do the same the first like a big This book which xamines lives stifled by the social conventions of 1870s Manhattan is a classic masterpiece precisely because it is anything but conventional
it had me longing for the lovers to dip their toes in love story convention by finding a hotel at least once specially with lines like this one Each time you happen to me all over again Oh Newland Archer Oh Ellen OlenskaBut no the 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 ach other Together
Ironically it had me longing for the lovers to dip their toes in love story convention by finding a hotel
yet not with ach other This is the worst form of not with ach other This is the worst form of a torture of invisible chains and soundless screams Constantly seeing ach other constantly being reminded of what cannot be Constantly falling in love yet constantly falling apart The urge the love the longing constantly growing The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis engulfing you until you cannot bear to live Every part of your body numb and unaware of the realities around you Because for you only the pain you feel is real The only truth you know is thatverything is a lie Edith Wharton paints a very delicate picture that resonates legiac waves and nraptures its readers to the very bone One can t help but succumb to this level of desire of motion and mpathize because of the atmosphere that Wharton has created Her prose is crisp straight and true One might say that her prose is a reflection of her New York socialite self Wharton was born with uite a few gazillion silver spoons stuck somewhere on her buttocks Aside from that with such a dazzling foray of words she Just Cause evoked suchmotion in me that I was afraid I might like her Facebook page at some point So with that in mind I vowed to refrain from using Facebook until I ve finished reading this book Well it worked fine for me On another note I was really impressed with her depiction of the 1870s New York Based on a little research I did her canvas of the place was just spot on splendid It was the spirit of it the spirit of the xuisite romantic pain The idea that the mere touching of a woman s hand would suffice The idea that seeing her across the room would keep him alive for another year That sort of a relationship that uniue communication between two people savagely drawn to the other like moth to a flame is of a different level than all the other types of communication This communication between them is that of the deepest kind A communication that needs not one of the five senses This communication of feeling of intense knowing of mutual understanding this unity of the mind this shared consciousness is the ffect of a love that knows no bounds strengthened to an insane proportion by the fact that it was never meant to be The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend What s the use You gave me my glimpse of a real life and at the same moment you asked me to go on with a sham oneBut what really struck me the most was that irony that these two people nlightened to be different from the pretend people who revile them and mockingly laugh at their trained innocence and hapless practices were to be subjected to a pretend relationship as well In reality they all lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world where the real thing was never said or done or ven thought but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs They that were above that Innocence were cruelly placed upon a circumstance in which they have to feign Innocence as well as the only way to sustain their love for ach other I can t love you unless I give you up This has led me to believe that such innocence can only be a result of circumstances beyond their powers That altogether this Innocence is merely through the progression of unstoppable forces not necessarily known to the person it affects Such is also the case with the New York Society These people did not choose to succumb to this veiled innocence it was mercilessly hurled at them They were raised in these circumstances in a society where conformity is the norm and to uestion this conformity would be self abdication Thus these people will die by this code This Age of Innocence reflects a view in which Newland Archer is also an innocent victim He thinks his wife too much of an innocent being that he is. Romanul Vârsta inocenţei considerat una dintre cele patru capodopere marca Edith Wharton a fost premiat cu Pulitzer Scris a mărturisit autoarea prietenilor ca o reacţie la catastrofa războiului Vârsta inocenţei se întoarce la lumea dispărută a copilăriei lui Wharton în anul 1870Romanul aduce din nou în scenă acea veche.
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