The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

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light spine creasing and edge wear, some occasional underlining; Published in 1905, Edith Wharton's first novel, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, navigates the murky waters of class-bound courtship and marriage in turn-of-the-century upper-crust Manhattan. Ironic, sharp, and tragic, the novel follows beautiful, orphaned Lily Bart in her search for a rich husband--the only route open to her if she is to survive in a ruthlessly materialistic world. Mercilessly, Wharton exposes the cruelty and indifference of a society in which such a woman has no role except to be exploited and looked down upon. Nor does she neglect to expose the vanity and delusions of poor Lily herself--qualities that undermine her considerable intelligence and charm. As always, Wharton is writing about a world she knows first-hand, and one in which she suffered her own trials. The complex and poignant tale of Lily Bart is one of her most popular and successful novels

Title: The House of Mirth

Author Name: Wharton, Edith

Categories: Classics,

Publisher: New York, Signet Classics: 1964

ISBN Number: 0451523628

ISBN Number 13: 9780451523624

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Type: Mass Market Paperback

Seller ID: kb009449

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