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Read online LE TEMPS DE L'INNOCENCE (annoté) - Edition BILINGUE : FRANCAIS-ANGLAIS: The Age of Innocence.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC LE TEMPS DE L'INNOCENCE (annoté) - Edition BILINGUE : FRANCAIS-ANGLAIS: The Age of Innocence La trag die d un homme tiraill entre deux femmes et deux mondes .

Satire sociale autant qu tourdissante histoire d amour b Le Temps de l Innocence b em The Age of Innocence em nous plonge dans la soci t conservatrice triqu e et impitoyable du milieu chic de New York de la fin du XIX me si cle Les robes virevoltent au gr des bals incessants les hommes parlent d affaires au milieu des cigares et liqueurs dans leurs salons cossus .

em Newland Archer em est promis la belle em May Welland em mais sans m me le r aliser il touffe au milieu des conventions et des faux semblants Il va rencontrer l op ra l blouissante em Ellen Olenska em comtesse d sargent e sensuelle et prise de libert Sa vie va en tre boulevers e Ce jeune homme pleinement acteur de cette soci t ferm e et codifi e de l poque se retrouve d chir entre un amour conventionnel et une passion pour une femme rejet e par sa caste Face cette passion qu il ne saura pas assumer renon ant trahir les principes que lui impose la haute caste new yorkaise il sera condamn vivre une vie de regrets et d amertume hant par le fantasme de celle qu il n a cess d aimer Le roman fait de lui le symbole de toute une soci t et devient sous la plume d b dith Wharton b l incarnation d un espoir avort Et l exact contraire de la vie que la romanci re am ricaine a elle choisi de mener .

em dith Wharton em a comme personne l art de d crire cette bonne soci t de New York dont elle est issue et laquelle elle a choisi d chapper Elle excelle en d crypter les codes et en montrer les entraves travers le prisme de ses personnages pour en dresser un portrait teint de cynisme sans toutefois compl tement la condamner La romanci re consid rait d ailleurs ce roman comme une version adoucie de son uvre pr c dente em Chez les heureux du monde em jug plus brutal et cynique .

Car dith Wharton ma trise la perfection l art de sugg rer avec subtilit sans d bordement ce roman en est une parfaite illustration Son r cit sur un ton qui m le ironie et observation clinique ponctu des dialogues ou des r flexions de Newland Archer va l essentiel et offre au lecteur les cl s de la soci t New yorkaise celle o il faut taire ses pens es dissimuler ses passions en somme se fondre dans le moule pour tre accept par l lite i La solitude c est de vivre parmi tous ces gens aimables qui ne vous demandent que de dissimuler vos pens es i em Le Temps de l Innocence em concentre tous les th mes favoris de Wharton la solitude l amour frustr la force des barri res sociales l atmosph re d un New York puritain et bourgeois p tri d hypocrisie admirablement d crit dans ses forces et faiblesses Mais le livre ne cherche pas d livrer une morale c est juste un r cit intemporel et plein de vie d une lucidit rare sur la condition humaine et sur la soci t by Edith Wharton

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LE TEMPS DE L'INNOCENCE (annoté) - Edition BILINGUE : FRANCAIS-ANGLAIS: The Age of Innocence
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