BRLSI BIG READ- THE AGE OF INNOCENCE!

28 August 2020

BRLSI'S VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB TAKES ON EDITH WHARTON'S GREAT AMERICAN CLASSIC!

Written by the first female prizewinner ever of the Pulitzer Prize; The Age of Innocence centers upon the lost New York of Wharton’s childhood and its central cast of New York Socialites who embody the assumptions and morality of 1870’s New York society.

Newland Archer is about to marry his symbolic lamb May Welland, when he and the rest of the family are scandalized by the arrival and impending divorce of Ellen Olenska, the bride's exotic cousin whose reputation they wish not to be tainted by.

In one of the most tragic love stories of all time, Newland Archer gradually begins to sicken at the moral landscape he is held fast by and unable to extricate himself from. The novels great themes of wealth and morality and innocence versus experience, make it not only a great love story, they also keep it one of the most compelling to talk about!

Each Big Read Session lasts approximately one hour, and revolves around a 20 minute discussion of the novel by the session leader, before opening out to wider discussion with the group. Attendees will be sent starter questions in advance.

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