The House of Mirth (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich society. It is one of the first novels of manners in American literature.
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The House of Mirth (Illustrated)

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Overview

• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich society. It is one of the first novels of manners in American literature.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016495743
  • Publisher: Five Star Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,271,572
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    This Nook version isn't readable

    I love the novel, but pages of it are pure gibberish.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Frustrating

    This edition was unreadable with the gibberish that marred every page.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    Not Recommended

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2006

    A Spark of Genius

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Boring

    I liked the movie but not the book,so slow.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Some errors in editing

    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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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Use your Nook to catch up on classics, starting with this one!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2000

    A sentimental, sad, and enjoyable story

    The House of Mirth is an excellent portrayal of life in moneyed old New York families, which had their own code of social and ethical conduct. The main character, Lily Bart, is at times likable, at times pitiable as a victim of the times, and at times frustrating in her lack of foresight about her financial ruin. I had read The Age of Innocence before this book, and enjoyed it very much. The House of Mirth touches somewhat seriously on social issues such as women's working conditions, but is largely concerned with one woman's descent into financial and social ruin, in the eyes of herself and her rich relatives and friends. The writing is so engrossing that one feels Lily Bart is a real victim, and occasionally I had to put down the book and remind myself that to have to work for a living is not the worst thing in the world. However, this is a testimony to the power of Edith Wharton's writing--she does such a tremendous job portraying the snobbery of the times in that sect of society. One of the things that kept me from giving this book 5 stars--the continual references to 'the nature of his race' when describing a Jewish investor. Perhaps those references, sadly, reflect the attitude of the society Edith Wharton described and was herself part of.

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