Monday, August 23, 2010

Age of Innocence - A Brief Post

There will be so much more to follow regarding Wharton's The Age of Innocence. I just finished it today, and I'm devastated. I just wanted to share that - DEVASTATED. I will need to digest this for a bit before my long post.

It's given me heavy boots.


SocrMom78 said...

I feel your pain. Don't you want to just jump into the book and beat Newland Archer around for being such a chicken? :)

Kristin said...

But on the other hand, if they had run off and lived happily ever after, it wouldn't have been so moving.

SocrMom78 said...

I agree. I loved the ending because he wanted to savor his memories of Ellen as she was when he knew her rather than confront the reality.