The House of Mirth (Paperback)

By Edibooks (Editor), Edith Wharton

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781534951891, 350pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/2019)
Paperback (1/20/2006)
Paperback (1/5/2016)
Paperback (7/18/2019)
Paperback (9/23/2007)
Paperback (7/30/2008)
Paperback (9/5/2018)
Paperback (9/25/2019)
Paperback (1/5/2014)
Paperback (7/30/2008)
Paperback (5/22/2018)
Paperback (8/28/2014)
Paperback (4/6/2014)
Paperback (7/30/2008)

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Description

The House of Mirth (1905), a novel by Edith Wharton (1862-1937), tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society around the turn of the last century. a] Wharton creates a portrait of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects are becoming ever more limited. The House of Mirth traces Lily's slow two-year social descent from privilege to a tragically lonely existence on the margins of society. Wharton uses Lily as an attack on "an irresponsible, grasping and morally corrupt upper class.