The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

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.
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Ned Winsett Character Timeline in The Age of Innocence

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.
Chapter 9
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...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)
Chapter 14
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In the theater lobby, Archer comes upon his friend Ned Winsett, one of the intellectual set. Winsett proposes they go to a restaurant, but Archer says... (full context)
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Archer has only ever seen Winsett at places frequented by the intellectual set. Supposedly his wife is an invalid. Winsett hates... (full context)
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Winsett feels that his own case is hopeless, but he insists that Archer should go into... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...isn’t there, but another lady is, wearing an eccentrically designed dress. He also sees Ned Winsett and a large older man. They’re all looking at a huge bouquet of flowers lying... (full context)
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...York’s spirit. She says that Ellen has gone up to dress and will soon return. Winsett says he must leave, but he will miss Ellen when she moves. When he’s gone,... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...the bouquet is ridiculous. She calls Nastasia and tells her to bring them to Mr. Winsett’s house for his wife, but not to say they came from her. She gives Nastasia... (full context)
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...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)
Chapter 20
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...the nephew soon leave, but Archer finds the tutor, M. Rivière, as interesting as Ned Winsett. He learns that the man will tutor Mrs. Carfry’s nephew until the boy goes to... (full context)