The House of Mirth & The Age of Innocence

The House of Mirth & The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton
     
 

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Like most Wharton novels, The House of Mirth examines the conflict between rigid social expectation and personal desire. Lily Bart is adept at playing society's games, which expect her to achieve an advantageous marriage. Yet, torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love, she manages to sabotage all her possible…  See more details below

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Like most Wharton novels, The House of Mirth examines the conflict between rigid social expectation and personal desire. Lily Bart is adept at playing society's games, which expect her to achieve an advantageous marriage. Yet, torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love, she manages to sabotage all her possible chances for a wealthy marriage. The Age of Innocence is set in upper class New York City in the 1870s, and centers on an upper class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870's New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627556705
Publisher:
Wilder Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
628
Sales rank:
695,801
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937; English pronunciation: / 'i?d?? 'w??rt?n/), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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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