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In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870s, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May's cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence. Archer's world is always changing.
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This is another story of one torn between two loves. Newland Archer loved May Welland, and just when they are about to be married, May's cousin Countess Ellen Olenska arrives after a broken marriage. Archer secretly falls for her and she for him. The story is about Archer's loyalty, his struggle to do the right thing when his heart is fickle, his wife's cleverness and the countess's awareness of how she is affecting everyone's lives. The ending of this novel leaves the reader guessing. Good story.
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