純真年代 The Age of Innocence(25K彩圖經典文學改寫+1 MP3)

The Age of Innocence

作 者: Edith Wharton(伊迪絲.華頓) / Nora Nagy
譯 者: 蔡裴驊
出版社: 寂天文化
出版日: 2019-10-16
ISBN : 9789863188315
書 號: C54502501
書 系: Helbling Classics
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★ 本書錄音採用美式發音
★ 英語級數:CEFR B1/TOEIC 550/GEPT 中級 Intermediate 
美國女作家伊迪絲.華頓(Edith Wharton, 1862–1937),是美國普立茲獎的第一位女性得獎人,這部《純真年代》(The Age of Innocence)便是她的獲獎作品。
 
《純真年代》是在第一次世界大戰結束後寫於法國的作品,於1920的一本雜誌上連載。當時華頓已經是知名作家,出過一些小說與短篇小說。這部小說的時空背景設於美國的鍍金時代(Gilded Age),時間上始於1870年代,最後隨著1914年的戰爭而告終。
 
本書的地點則設定在紐約的上層階級社會,事實上這也是華頓對自己年少生活的回顧。華頓出身於紐約上層家庭,生活中充滿舞會、舞蹈和嚴格死板的規矩。在鍍金年代,銀行家和投資者變得深具影響力,是紐約市開始快速成長的年代,社會由有權有勢的家族掌控,他們有牢固的傳統和嚴格的不成文慣例。
 
《純真年代》透過家族故事、男女婚戀等主題,呈現出大時代的背景、社會價值、世俗道德,並用細膩的筆觸描繪出微妙的心理與情感。書中除了用批判的眼光來看待上層階級社會,並瀰漫著一股哀傷,懷念著因為第一次世界大戰爆發所失去的純真。華頓自己的生命經驗,從她早期的回憶到她失敗的婚姻,也都反映在小說中。
 
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Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence in France, just after World War I. She was an established writer at the time and had already published a number of novels and novellas. The title refers to a period in American history which had come to an end with the war in 1914. 
Indeed, in the book she looks back on her childhood and teenage years in the high society of New York in the 1870s, with its balls, dances and rigid rules. The 1870s in America is also called the Gilded Age: a time when bankers and investors became influential, and the city of New York began to grow rapidly. At that time, society was controlled by powerful families who had strong traditions and strict yet often unwritten rules. 
The novel tells the story of the engagement and marriage of May Welland and Newland Archer, and the arrival of Ellen Olenska, the bride’s cousin from Europe. Ellen's presence leads to a series of complications and threatens the couple's marriage. 
Wharton looks back on this age with irony but without judging any of the characters' intentions and actions. Apart from her criticism of the workings of upper-class society, there is a pervading sense of sadness over the loss of innocence brought about by World War 1. Wharton's own life experiences are reflected in the novel from her early memories, to her unsuccessful marriage. 
The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 and inspired several film adaptations, including the renowned 1993 film directed by Martin Scorsese starring Daniel-Day Lewis, Winona Ryder and Michelle Pfeiffer.
 
 
【Helbling文學讀本(Helbling Readers)簡介】
● Helbling Classics(經典英文文學改寫)
● Helbling Fiction(當代原創英文小說)
 
《Helbling文學讀本》為一套最優質的英文分級閱讀讀本,英語難易度由初級銜接到中級。在各項英語認證考試中,本系列書培養的英語能力級數如下:
GEPT英檢 中級
TOEIC多益 550
TOEFL iBT托福 57–86
IELTS雅思 4.5
 
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除了精彩的小說之外,另編寫有:
 
1. About the Author(作者簡介):介紹作者,幫助認識創作背景。
2. About the Book(本書簡介):介紹故事內容概要,幫助了解故事的背景與旨意。
3. Before Reading(閱前活動):設計各種問題和活動,幫助暖身,啟發各種探討與學習。
4. After Reading(閱後練習):設計各種深入的問題和題目練習,幫助復習內容,加深英語的學習印象。
5. Test(測驗):有些讀本在閱畢之後,設計有各種測驗題目,包括文意測驗和英語練習等。
6. Translation(中譯):完整的英文故事翻譯,幫助理解文意。
7. Answer Key(解答):針對「閱前活動」、「閱後練習」和「測驗」,提供解答。
8. 隨文討論:在故事行文中,另設計有針對內文情節的問題探討,幫助做啟發性的思考。
9. 【新增】Characters(人物表):新增故事人物表,幫助掌握故事內容。
10. 【新增】Fact File(真實檔案):針對故事背景與主題,介紹當時代的真實情況,主題廣泛,內容豐富,例如政治、國際局勢、社會、經濟、生活實境等,深入文化,擴大英語閱讀與字彙能力。
11. 【新增】Life Skill(生活技能):針對故事內容,進一步提出生活技能的主題,將英語融入生活情境。
12. 【新增】Cambridge English Exams(劍橋英語測驗):變化新題型,幫助活用英語,並提高應試能力。
About the Author 
About the Book
FACT FILE: New York Society in the 1870s
FACT FILE: The Gilded Age
Characters
Before Reading
 
1. The opera
2. The engagement
3. The Archers
4. The visit
5. The divorce
6. At Skuytercliff
7. A short engagement
8. Another visit to Countess Olenska
9. The wedding
10. The honeymoon
11. The archery competition
12. At the pier
13. In Boston
14. Ellen’s future
15. Mrs Mingott has a stroke
16. Alone in New York
17. The farewell dinner
18. In Paris
 
After Reading
LIFE SKILL: Land of the Free? 
Exam
Test
Project Work
Translation
Answer Key

作者

Edith Wharton(伊迪絲.華頓)

Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones in January 1862, into a wealthy New York family. Her family traveled a lot in Europe, and Edith spent six years of her childhood living in Italy, France and Germany.

She studied French and German, and when her family returned to New York in 1872, she was tutored at home. Edith was fortunate to have access to her father’s library. She read and studied a lot, and her first collection of poems was printed privately in 1876.

At age 17, she was presented to society, which meant that she could go to parties and dances in Newport and New York. She criticized the rituals of this world in her novels. In 1885 she married Edward (Teddy) Wharton, who shared her love of travel.

She developed a passion for design and gardening, and designed The Mount, the house where she lived for ten years. She continued to travel in Europe with her husband or friends, including the author Henry James. Edith also had a long love affair with the journalist Morton Fullerton. She sold The Mount in 1912, then divorced her husband and moved to Paris.

When World War I broke out, she helped the war effort by establishing workplaces for women, hostels for refugees, and new hospitals. She also published articles about the war and received the French Legion of Honor for her work. After the war she lived and wrote in a village in the south of France. She won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence in 1921, which made her the first woman to win the award. She died on 11 August 1937, and she was buried in Versailles, next to her long-time friend Walter Berry.

伊迪絲.華頓(Edith Wharton, 1862–1937)出生於紐約富裕家庭,家人常在歐洲旅行,她有六年的童年時光年在義大利、法國和德國度過。

她學過法文和德文,家人於1872年返回紐約後,她便在家接受家庭教師指導。伊迪絲很幸運能使用父親的圖書館,大量閱讀與學習,她的第一本詩集在1876年私下印行。

十七歲時,她初入社交圈,意謂她可以參加在紐波特和紐約的派對和舞會。她在小說中批評這個圈子的習俗和儀式。1885年,她與同樣熱愛旅行的愛德華.華頓(Edward Wharton)結婚。

之後伊迪斯逐漸展現對設計與園藝的熱愛,設計了後來住了十年的房子「山峰」(The Mount)。她也繼續和丈夫或包括作家亨利.詹姆斯(Henry James)在內等友人在歐洲旅遊。同時伊迪斯也和記者莫頓.傅勒頓(Morton Fullerton)長期有染。她在1912年賣掉「山峰」,並於次年離婚,爾後搬到巴黎。

第一次世界大戰爆發後,她奔波於建立女性的工作場所、難民旅舍和新醫院,為社會貢獻心力,獲頒法國榮譽軍團勳章。

戰後,她居住在法國南部的村莊,專事寫作。1921年,她以《純真年代》(The Age of Innocence)獲得普立茲獎,成為第一位得到這個獎項的女性。

譯者

蔡裴驊

畢業於國立臺灣大學外國語文學系。教過英文、當過導遊、開過有機咖啡館,三進三出媒體圈。其實最愛的是翻譯、貓咪、有意思的電影和音樂。

作 者: Edith Wharton(伊迪絲.華頓) / Nora Nagy
譯 者: 蔡裴驊
出版社: 寂天文化
出版日: 2019-10-16
ISBN : 9789863188315
書 號: C54502501
書 系: Helbling Classics
裝 訂: 平裝,膠裝
尺 寸: 25K (14.8*21cm)
條 碼: 9789863188315
印 刷: 彩色
頁 數: 176

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