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The Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap [D. Appleton Copyright]: 1920

Seller ID: 025795

Condition: Good


365 pages; corners bumped, some chips to cloth at edges, edge wear; 15th printing of the first edition; Hospital library stamps on front pastedown, title page, and page ends, as well as pocket on rear pastedown. some light soiling to the cloth, more heavily soiled on the spine cloth; The return of the beautiful Countess Olenska into the rigidly conventional society of New York sends reverberations throughout the upper reaches of society. Newland Archer, an eligible young man of the establishment is about to announce his engagement to May Welland, a pretty ingenue, when May's cousin, Countess O... View more info

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Roman Fever and Other Stories

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $2.99

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1981-05-01

Seller ID: 039010

ISBN: 0684170116

Condition: Very Good


edge wear to boards and jacket, some soiling to jacket; These short works display Wharton's talent as a satirist "skilled at dissecting the elements of emotional subtleties, moral ambiguities, and the implications of social constrictions" (Cythina Griffin Wolfe, from the Introduction). View more info

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The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Signet Classics: 1980

Seller ID: 038863

ISBN: 0451517881

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, aged 29, beautiful, impoverished and in need of a rich husband to safeguard her place in the social elite, and to support her expensive habits - her clothes, her charities and her gambling. Unwilling to marry without both love and money, Lily becomes vulnerable to the kind of gossip and slander which attach to a girl who has been on the marriage market for too long. Wharton charts the course of Lily's life, providing, along the way, a wider picture of a society in transition, a rapidly changing New York where the old ... View more info

The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Signet Classics: 1964

Seller ID: kb009449

ISBN: 0451523628

Condition: Good


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 sh... View more info

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The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976-02-01

Seller ID: 039006

ISBN: 0684146584

Condition: Very Good


some edge wear to boards and jacket, dampstains on jacket; Wharton's novel criticizes the emptiness and folly of life among the idle rich. Lily Bart sacrifices her principles, her chance for real love, and even her life in a vain attempt to find a life of ease for herself. This volume is part of the prestigious Hudson River Edition series and is bound in sturdy cloth with complete reinforcement. View more info

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The Glimpses of the Moon

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1922

Seller ID: kb016503

Condition: Good


364 pages; edge wear to boards, corners bumped, rear hinge split, endpapers foxed; 'She wondered if, when human souls try to get too near each other, they do not inevitably become mere blurs to each other's vision.' Susy Branch learned early that to thrive without money in a society driven by wealth one must dissemble, flatter and sometimes even drop one's moral guard in order to share a little of one's host's luxury and leisure. Nick Lansing has also learned and wearied of the same lesson. Despite the foolishness of their romance - for each should be seeking a partner of means - they decide t... View more info

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The Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, QPB: 1993

Seller ID: 037230

Condition: Very Good


light edge wear; Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, is both a poignant story of frustrated love and an extraordinarily vivid, delightfully satirical record of a vanished world.As the scion of one of New York's leading families, Newland Archer has been born into a life of sumptuous privilege and strict duty. But the arrival of the Countess Olenska, a free spirit who breathes clouds of European sophistication, makes him question the path on which his upbringing has set him. As his fascination with her grows, he discovers just how hard it is to escape the bonds of... View more info

Ethan Frome (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1991-01-01

Seller ID: kb018730

ISBN: 0486266907

Condition: New


Classic story of wasted lives, set against a bleak New England background. Superbly delineated characters in a hauntingly grim tale of thwarted love. Considered by many to be Wharton's masterpiece. View more info