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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton

No novel worth anything can be anything but a novel ‘with a purpose,’ and if anyone who cared for the moral issue did not see in my work that I care for it, I should have no one to blame but myself.


Edith Wharton, 1908 (Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Selected Works by Edith Wharton

The Decoration of Houses, co-authored with Ogden Codman, Jr., 1897 (interior design)
Italian Villas and Their Gardens, 1904 (essays)
The House of Mirth, 1905 (novel)
Madame de Treymes, 1907 (novella)
A Motor-Flight Through France, 1908 (travel)
Ethan Frome, 1911 (novella)
The Reef, 1912 (novel)
The Custom of the Country, 1913 (novel)
Summer, 1917 (novella)
French Ways and Their Meaning, 1919 (cultural criticism)
The Age of Innocence, 1920 (novel)
Old New York, 1924 (a collection of four novellas)
The Mother's Recompense, 1925 (novel)
The Writing of Fiction, 1925 (criticism)
A Backward Glance, 1934 (memoir)

Posthumously collected works

Auchincloss, Louis, ed. Edith Wharton: Selected Poems. New York: Library of America, 2005.
Lewis, R. W. B. and Nancy Lewis, eds. The Letters of Edith Wharton. New York: Scribner's, 1975.
Wharton, Edith. The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. New York: Scribner's, 1973.
Wright, Sarah Bird, ed. Edith Wharton Abroad: Selected Travel Writings, 1888-1920. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995.

Other Works about Wharton

Benstock, Shari. No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton. New York: Scribner's, 1994.
Dwight, Eleanor. Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life; An Illustrated Biography. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.
Lee, Hermoine. Edith Wharton. New York: Knopf, 2007.

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