Winsett is one of Archer’s few intellectual friends, and he is part of the artistic set rather than part of high society. Winsett tried and failed to support himself through literary writing, and now, bitter at his inability to follow his passion, he works for a women’s magazine. His perspective is very different from that of most of the people Archer knows, and he suggests that Archer go into politics.
The timeline below shows where the character Ned Winsett appears in The Age of Innocence. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...in, as it’s mostly inhabited by writers and artists. Archer knows a journalist named Ned Winsett who lives down the street. Ellen’s modest house makes Archer think that her husband must... (full context)
...They hear the doorbell, and soon Nastasia comes in with a telegram. She says that Winsett’s wife cried with happiness at the flowers, thinking Winsett had sent them. Ellen opens the... (full context)