The Novel & Psychology: Edith Wharton's 'The Age of Innocence'
Feb 24, 2015
Written between the two World Wars, Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence is in part about a peculiarly modern phenomenon - the experience of outliving the age that formed us. As life expectancy continues to rise, how do we live feeling somewhat out of kilter? What does the novel tell us about the psychology of ageing?
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