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The House of Mirth (Mass Market Paperbound)

    By Edith Wharton, Cynthia Brantley Johnson (Editor), Maureen Reed (Supplement by)
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    ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

    An incisive portrait of New York high society and the somber economics of marriage during the late nineteenth century, Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth tells the story of beguiling socialite Lily Bart's ill-fated attempt to find happiness.

    THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

    - A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information

    - A chronology of the author's life and work

    - A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

    - An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations

    - Detailed explanatory notes

    - Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work

    - Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

    - A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

    Simon & Schuster Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

    Praise For…


    Gore Vidal There are only three or four American novelists who can be thought of as "major," and Edith Wharton is one.

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781439169490
    ISBN-10: 1439169497
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Publication Date: December 21st, 2010
    Pages: 456
    Language: English