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The House of Mirth Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth By Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton


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Summary

Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City. In this aesthetically bankrupt world, Lily, seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and wealth. But her quest comes to an end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man. Exiled from her world of artificial conventions, she finds life impossible.

The House of Mirth Summary

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

A black comedy of manners about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others.

The beautiful Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City - people whose millions were made in railroads, shipping, land speculation and banking. In this morally and aesthetically bankrupt world, Lily, age twenty-nine, seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of wealth. But her quest comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man. Exiled from her familiar world of artificial conventions, Lily finds life impossible.

About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones on January 24, 1862, during the American Civil War. Wharton published her first short story in 1891; her first story collection, The Greater Inclination, in 1899; a novella called The Touchstone in 1900; and her first novel, a historical romance called The Valley of Decision, in 1902. The book that made Wharton famous was The House of Mirth, published in 1905. She died in 1937.

Additional information

GOR001709535
9780140187298
0140187294
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-11-25
368
N/A
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