The House Of Mirth
One of Edith Wharton’s most accomplished social satires, this novel tells the story of the beautiful but impoverished New York socialite Lily Bart, whose refusal to compromise in her search for a husband leads to her exclusion from polite society. In charting the course of Lily’s life and downfall, Wharton also provides a wider picture of a society in transition, a milieu in which old certainties,...
Paperback: 483 pages
Publisher: Broadview Press (January 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 1756973
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“I've always loved Edith Wharton's work, as she knew how to explore the psychology of character in the world she knew (Old New York "old money" of the Gilded Age). Although my feelings about Lily Bart and Lawrence Selden have changed over the years, t...”
manners, and morals no longer hold true, and where the individual has become an expendable commodity.This classic American novel is now available in a Broadview edition that includes a critical introduction and a rich selection of contextual documents. Appendices include Wharton’s correspondence about The House of Mirth, contemporary articles on social mores, etiquette, and dress, and related writings by Henry James, Thorstein Veblen, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.