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The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 19, 2006
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844082933
Price : 725

About the book
First 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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Edith Wharton
Patricia Tyrrell is half-English and half-American. After living for some years in the US she is now based in Cornwall.
Books by Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence (PB)
The Age of Innocence (PB)
The Children (PB)
The House of Mirth (PB)
The Reckoning And Other Stories (HB)
The Reckoning And Other Stories (PB)