The Age of Innocence (1920). Edith Wharton (American, 1862-1937). Appleton. First edition. Original dust jacket.
Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, short story writer, and designer.
A well-to-do young New York lawyer is pledged to marry a beautiful and innocent girl. The engagement is announced the evening that the girl’s scandalous cousin arrives back in New York. The cousin is dark, exotic and intriguing and it doesn’t take long before the young lawyer is completely enthralled with her.
“We can’t behave like people in novels, though, can we?” ― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence.