The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth

Description

The House of Mirth reveals Edith Wharton as a powerful storyteller with a sharp eye toward the uncivilized ways of some of New York high society's most outwardly civilized citizens.

First published in 1905, The House of Mirth shocked many with its candor and piercing insight into New York's fashionable society. Lily Bart, impoverished though well-born, lives in this shallow, new-moneyed class, in which men make the money and women spend it.

There amongst the glib diversions of the newly rich, Lily seeks a husband who can not only maintain her in this charmed existence, but can also provide unstinting admiration.

Scandal, however, intervenes. Accused of being the mistress of a wealthy married man, Lily must withdraw from society. She becomes a milliner, but will she be able to survive the provincial life outside the hothouse?

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Details

Author(s)
Edith Wharton, Eleanor Bron
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
133 x 171 x 13mm | 68g
Publication date
06 Oct 2015
Publisher
Classic Collection
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1491572930
ISBN13
9781491572931
Bestsellers rank
827,435