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The House of Mirth (Illustrated)
     

The House of Mirth (Illustrated)

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by Edith Wharton, Charles River Editors
 

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*Illustrated with pictures of Wharton, her home, and her work.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In 1921, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence, making Wharton the first woman to win the prestigious honor. But Wharton, who wrote several novels, poems, and short stories, was far more than just a writer. Wharton was a

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*Illustrated with pictures of Wharton, her home, and her work.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

In 1921, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Edith Wharton for The Age of Innocence, making Wharton the first woman to win the prestigious honor. But Wharton, who wrote several novels, poems, and short stories, was far more than just a writer. Wharton was a well-regarded intellectual who could count among her friends great writers like Henry James, as well as Teddy Roosevelt and Sinclair Lewis. Wharton also had a famous meeting with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Wharton was also a designer who loved architecture, as evidenced by her cherished and famed residences on both sides of the Atlantic.

This edition of Wharton’s The House of Mirth is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of her.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013472266
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote more than 15 novels, including The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and other esteemed books. She was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

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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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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