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The House of Mirth / Edition 1
     

The House of Mirth / Edition 1

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by Edith Wharton, Nina Bawden
 

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ISBN-10: 1844082938

ISBN-13: 9781844082933

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Virago UK

About the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into an “Old New York” family that could trace its lineage back 300 years. Her writing became an escape from her ill-fated, painful marriage to a prominent Bostonian. The publication of The House of Mirth finally established her stature in the literary world. After her divorce in 1913, she spent

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About the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into an “Old New York” family that could trace its lineage back 300 years. Her writing became an escape from her ill-fated, painful marriage to a prominent Bostonian. The publication of The House of Mirth finally established her stature in the literary world. After her divorce in 1913, she spent the rest of her life in France, and received that country’s Cross of the Legion of Honor for her work in helping refugees in World War I.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844082933
Publisher:
Virago UK
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Virago Modern Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
657,822
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Edith Wharton: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The House of Mirth

  • Book I
    Book II

Appendix A: Edith Wharton’s Introduction to the 1936 Edition of The House of Mirth

Appendix B: From Edith Wharton’s Autobiography,
A Backward Glance (1934)

Appendix C: Edith Wharton’s Correspondence about The House of Mirth, 1905

Appendix D: Contemporary Reviews of The House of Mirth

  1. Independent (20 July 1905)
  2. Outlook (21 October 1905)
  3. Times Literary Supplement (1 December 1905)
  4. Literary Digest (December 1905)
  5. From Olivia Howard Dunbar, “A Group of Novels,” Critic (December 1905)
  6. Saturday Review (17 February 1906)

Appendix E: A Social Picture of New York and Newport

  1. From Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899)
  2. From Henry James, The American Scene (1907)
  3. From Anna Wentworth Sears, “The Correct Thing,” Harper’s Bazaar (1905)
  4. From Masquerades, Tableaux and Drills (1906)
  5. From W.C. Brownell, “Newport,” Scribner’s Magazine (August 1894)
  6. From Florence Howe Hall, “Changes in the Newport Life and Forms of Entertainment,” Harper’s Bazaar (November 1905)

Appendix F: The Lives of Women

  1. From Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Women and Men (1898)
  2. From Clara Sidney Davidge, “Working-Girls’ Clubs,” Scribner’s Magazine (May 1894)
  3. Editorial, “Our National Fault,” Harper’s Bazaar (February 1894)
  4. Editorial, “Cards in the Morning,” Harper’s Bazaar (January 1905)
  5. From Mrs. John Sherwood, Manners and Social Usages (1887)
  6. Fashion Images (1905)

Appendix G: From Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr., The Decoration of Houses (1897)

Appendix H: Edith Wharton, “The Introducers” (1905)

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The House of Mirth 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the novel, but pages of it are pure gibberish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has garbled words throughout. It is illegible and should not be offered even as a free e-book. Doesn't someone proof read these books? I spent a great deal of time with nook technicians via the phone and then at a Barnes and Noble Store trying to determine if it was the Nook or the book! I learned it was the book, and that you may especially get these illegible books when they are free. I only gave it one star because it would not be submitted without a rating. I really shouldn't give it any stars because I couldn't read it! Not nice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brilliant character development of Ms. Lily Bart. I love how Wharton gives her readers an omnipotent view of the battle between good and evil that precedes each character's words and actions. It just shows how truly discerning and insightful she is. The protagonist's heroic adherence to her morals will really make you question the strenght of your own character. The ending depressed me, but I still think it the appropriate outcome. This book is a real classic!
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I liked the movie but not the book,so slow.
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Cynthia Keithley More than 1 year ago
This edition was unreadable with the gibberish that marred every page.
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swbarnes2 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, there were paragraph breaks in the middle of words at the end of lines, or closing quotes would be moved to the beginning of the next paragraph. Readable, but annoying. I figure I paid for superior editing, and this didn't measure up.
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Cather More than 1 year ago
The House of Mirth is a brilliantly constructed novel, with emotional tugs that will stick with you. Although some might find it a little dated in subject matter (social mores in the very early 20th century in New York), it does impart a fascinating picture of that place and time among the rich (and wealthy want to bes). Thoroughly readable and enjoyable.
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