House Of Mirth

Wharton, Edith

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First published in 1905, the House of Mirth portrays the moral, social and economic constraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities.

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Description

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.

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Weight 258 g
Dimensions 199 × 133 × 16 mm
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Publisher
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

338

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

813.52 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K