Edith Wharton
Modern Library, New York, 1999; originally published 1920 (magazine serial), English
ISBN: 9780375753206

Depicts New York in the 1870s and the struggles of upper-class society to maintain appearances. The story focuses on Newland Archer, heir to great wealth, who plans to marry the innocent young May Welland before he meets her exotic 30-year-old cousin. The novel earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize (the first awarded to a woman).

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