The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [NOOK Book]

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THE HOUSE OF MIRTH follows the life of Lily Bart, a New York socialite attempting to secure a husband and a place in affluent society.
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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

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Overview

THE HOUSE OF MIRTH follows the life of Lily Bart, a New York socialite attempting to secure a husband and a place in affluent society.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013849532
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/16/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 204,242
  • File size: 971 KB

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, poet, designer and short story writer. Born Edith Newbold Jones to a wealthy New York family, the saying "Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to refer to her father's family. Wharton's privileged upbringing gave her valuable insight into America's upper classes, which were the primary subject of her insightful and entertaining novels. She lived the final decades of her life in France, becoming an ardent supporter of French Imperialism. Her novel, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE was completed in France and earned the first Pulitzer Prize by a woman.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    What a depressing book!

    By a third of the way through this book, if I was Lily Bart, I would have tied MYSELF to the railroad tracks and let the Great Northern Railway get rid of my misery! To let some of the male characters she had to deal with hold her in emotional and financial turmoil! I'd rather sell pencils on the sidewalk! The charwomen showed more backbone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Oppressed Woman

    Was much too long. It did keep your interest,but was sad.Lily did not seem to fit in anywhere. Makes you glad that you live today with out such strict social rules.
    I like tme period books, I enjoy hearing about the clothes and furnishing. I would love to know how she got her title.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Very relevant

    Timeless wisdom about women's issues in our society.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    This novel tells of a young lady's life that appeals to its read

    This novel tells of a young lady's life that appeals to its readers in a way of not too much fantasy, but with a tad bit historical realism. My favorite characteristic about Lily Bart is that she is quick to speak her mind and yet still be a lady looking for marriage to suit her needs. If appearances are everything, than this book tells its story and more.

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