The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton


The great thing about my reading group (in addition to the lovely members) is how it makes me read books I would otherwise never have considered. I thought this would be turgid but in fact it is sharp, witty and absorbing. The characters in particular are drawn as complex individuals, even when seen only from Archer's point of view. Being a feminist, I feel a "Wide Sargasso Sea"-type sequel is required to cover poor May Welland's rather tragic life.

1 comment:

  1. I was also recently pleasantly surprised when I read this at a friend's insistence.

    So have you started writing the sequel?