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Edith Wharton HOUSE OF MIRTH, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH (Edith Wharton Complete Collected Works -- All Major Works) Wharton Library
     

Edith Wharton HOUSE OF MIRTH, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH (Edith Wharton Complete Collected Works -- All Major Works) Wharton Library

by Edith Wharton, Wharton --, The Age of Innocence By Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
 
The House of Mirth (1905), is a novel by Edith Wharton. First published in 1905, the novel is Wharton's first important work of fiction, sold 140,000 copies between October and the end of December, and added to Wharton's existing fortune.

Although The House of Mirth is written in the style of a novel of manners, set against the backdrop of the 1890s New York

Overview

The House of Mirth (1905), is a novel by Edith Wharton. First published in 1905, the novel is Wharton's first important work of fiction, sold 140,000 copies between October and the end of December, and added to Wharton's existing fortune.

Although The House of Mirth is written in the style of a novel of manners, set against the backdrop of the 1890s New York ruling class, it is a text considered to be part of American literary Naturalism. Wharton places her tragic heroine, Lily Bart, in a society that she describes as a "hot-house of traditions and conventions. -Wikipedia.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014614498
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
06/24/2012
Series:
Wharton Library , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
354 KB

Meet the Author

Wharton, Edith Newbold
(1862-1937) American writer. Edith Wharton is known for her novella "Ethan Frome" (1911) and her novel "The Age of Innocence" (1920), which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921.
-About.com

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date of Death:
August 11, 1937
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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