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The House of Mirth By Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton


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The House of Mirth (Collins Classics) by Edith Wharton

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Do you remember what you said to me once? That you could help me only by loving me? Well-you did love me for a moment; and it helped me. It has always helped me.

Lily Bart, an attractive young woman living in New York City, relies on beauty and charm to ensure economic survival. Determined to marry into wealth to support her expensive lifestyle, Lily denies her feelings for Lawrence Stern due to his modest income. She turns instead towards young millionaire, Percy Grace. During her pursuit of money and status, Lily becomes the agent of her own undoing. Events take a tragic turn and her reputation is ruined by scandal. She is unwilling to adhere to the standards of New Yorks social elitism, which leads to devastating consequences.

Whartons stunning and disturbing commentary on the role of women in this irresponsible, hedonistic society will delight those enchanted by her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Age of Innocence.

The House of Mirth Reviews

its depiction of social mores and their influence gives it universal resonance. Guardian

crackling and complex prose. Independent

About Edith Wharton

Edith Newbold Jones (Edith Wharton) (1862-1937) was born in New York City during the American Civil War. She enjoyed a diverse and successful career as an interior and garden designer, short story writer and celebrated novelist, and was famously the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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GOR008224842
9780008110581
0008110581
The House of Mirth (Collins Classics) by Edith Wharton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2015-05-21
432
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