Overdue Episode 153: The Age of Innocence (Bonus Episode)

January 5, 2016

Andrew Cunningham Craig Getting

This month, first-ever patron guest host Asma walks us through Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, a story about upper-class people of marriageable age in 19th-century New York City.

It’s not the harshest criticism that Wharton ever wrote about the upper crust (that would be The House of Mirth, published earlier), but the book still isn’t overly kind to these people and their rigid hierarchies.