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The Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton

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  • "The Age of Innocence" by Joshua Reynolds, 1785 or 1788. This painting is believed to be the inspiration for the title of Wharton's novel.

    Photo Credit: Public Domain

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The Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton