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5.0 out of 5 starsAn appreciation of The Age of Innocence
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 10, 2023
When asked about his movies, Director Martin Scorsese said this was the saddest story he ever filmed. This book is perfect , and very sad. So many of us live our lives as Newland Archer did ... upholding ... values to, sometimes, our detriment. Sometimes we withhold romance from ourselves, other times we withhold intellectual and other joys. "Innocence" does not make a case for this, but depicts it realistically and compassionately. I recommend this book to those who are caught, or who seek, with all my heart. Edith Wharton is wise and compassionate.