The House of Mirth (Paperback)

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By Edith Wharton, Edibooks (Editor)
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The House of Mirth (1905), a novel by Edith Wharton (1862-1937), tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City's high society around the turn of the last century. a] Wharton creates a portrait of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects are becoming ever more limited. The House of Mirth traces Lily's slow two-year social descent from privilege to a tragically lonely existence on the margins of society. Wharton uses Lily as an attack on "an irresponsible, grasping and morally corrupt upper class.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781534951891
ISBN-10: 153495189X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 28th, 2016
Pages: 350
Language: English