Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Wharton (3 Stars)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

3 out of 5 stars

Read in October 2008

At times, I wanted to strangle Newland Archer for being so naive, so blind to what was happening around him. Especially from his sweet subservient fiancé. I really connected with Ellen and longed for her to have more scenes, rather than just hearing the rumors about her from various members of the families involved.

I admire all the characters stoic resolve to play the cards dealt them and make the best of their lives. In today’s society with disposal marriages and relationships, it was refreshing.

Downloaded the free ebook from Project Gutenberg –

GR Status Updates:

10/01/2008 page 84 27.54% “I’m not exactly sure what page I’m on as I’m reading an ebook. I am somewhere in Chapter 10 of Book 1 though.”
10/02/2008 page 100 32.79% “Starting Chapter XII (twelve).”
10/03/2008 page 105 34.43% “Starting Chapter XIII (13).”
10/03/2008 page 130 42.62% “Midway through Chapter XV (fifteen) where Ellen and Archer are alone in a small cottage out in the country.”
10/04/2008 page 141 46.23% “Starting Chapter XVII (seventeen)”
10/06/2008 page 164 53.77% “Starting Book II Chapter XIX”
10/07/2008 page 168 55.08% “Starting Chapter XX (twenty).”
10/07/2008 page 172 56.39% “Starting chapter XXI (twenty-one).”
10/08/2008 page 180 59.02% “Starting chapter XXIII (twenty-three)”
10/09/2008 page 203 66.56% “Starting Chapter XXX (thirty).”
10/09/2008 page 302 99.02% “Starting Chapter XXXIII (thirty-three).”