Book :: The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth
By: Edith Wharton
Pages: 352
Published: 1905
Genre(s): American
Historical Fiction
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The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love. She sabotages all her possible chances for a wealthy marriage, loses the esteem of her social circle, and dies young, poor, and alone. The novel is Wharton's first important work of fiction, written in the style of a novel of manners,...

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