The House of Mirth
By (author) Edith Wharton
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House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1905, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles, portraying the moral, social and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities. Lily Bart, beautiful, witty and sophisticated, is accepted by 'old money' and courted by the growing tribe of nouveaux riches. But as she nears thirty, her foothold becomes precarious; a poor girl with expensive tastes, she needs a husband to preserve her social standing and to maintain her in the luxury she has come to expect. Whilst many have sought her, something - fastidiousness or integrity- prevents her from making a 'suitable' match.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844082933
(197mm x 126mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a prosperous New York family in 1862. She wrote over fifteen novels, 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.
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