The House of Mirth

Author(s): Wharton, Edith

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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.


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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.

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  • : 9780140187298
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : November 1993
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 813.52
  • : 368
  • : Wharton, Edith
  • : Paperback
  • : 3