The House of Mirth

August 6, 2002|
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

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Wharton''s first literary success, set amid fashionable New York society, reveals the hypocrisy and destructive effects of the city''s social circle on the character of Lily Bart. Impoverished but well-born, Lily must secure her future by acquiring a wealthy husband; but her downfall — initiated by a romantic indiscretion — results in gambling debts and social disasters.
Edith Wharton was a woman of extreme contrasts; brought up to be a leisured aristocrat, she was also dedicated to her career as a writer. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human charac...
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Title:The House of Mirth
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Published:August 6, 2002
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486420493

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