( full title is " The Age of Innocence ", by Edith Wharton , read by Gayle Hunnicutt )
Set during the sumptuous Golden Age of New York, in the 1920s, "The Age of Innocence" tells of a young beau, Newland Archer, who is all set to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland, while all is at peace with himself.
Then, enter the mysterious figure of Countess Ellen Olenska, a bewitchingly-seductive figure, who has just returned to New York after a disastrous marriage. Needless to say, Archer falls head over heels in love, with this siren of a woman, and is, thereafter, torn between duty and passion, a dilemma made much worse for Newland, due to the destructive power that scandal, amongst high society, can weald ...
Side One : 1) A New Arrival 2) An Important Decision.
Side Two : 1) Growing Attractions 2) Meeting.
Side Three : 1) Separation 2) A Painful Dilemma.
Side Four : 1) Family Loyalties 2) Epilogue.