Ask Your Library

 

Event box

Sherwood Novel Afternoon Book Group

Sherwood Novel Afternoon Book Group

Gather together in person at Sherwood Library to discuss a novel. Adults. No registration required.

August Selection: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Summary:

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Newland Archer saw little to envy in the marriages of his friends, yet he prided himself that in May Welland he had found the companion of his needs--tender and impressionable, with equal purity of mind and manners. The engagement was announced discreetly, but all of New York society was soon privy to this most perfect match, a union of families and circumstances cemented by affection.

Enter Countess Olenska, a woman of quick wit sharpened by experience, not afraid to flout convention and determined to find freedom in divorce. Against his judgment, Newland is drawn to the socially ostracized Ellen Olenska, who opens his eyes and has the power to make him feel. He knows that in sweet-tempered May, he can expect stability and the steadying comfort of duty. But what new worlds could he discover with Ellen? Written with elegance and wry precision, Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a tragic love story and a powerful homily about the perils of a perfect marriage.

Related LibGuide: Find Your Next Book by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Date:
Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Time:
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Sherwood Group Study Room
Library Branch:
Sherwood Regional Library
Categories:
Book Discussion
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults  
FCPL Event Guidelines

Event Organizer

Profile photo of Sherwood Regional Library Staff
Sherwood Regional Library Staff

Ask Your Library