The House of Mirth

6 août 2002|
The House of Mirth de 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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Titre :The House of Mirth
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :288 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :288 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 po
Publié le :6 août 2002
Publié par :Dover Publications
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780486420493

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