The House of Mirth

  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • Category: Classics
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 3.95
  • Original Title: The House of Mirth
  • Published: November 7th 2017 by AmazonClassics
  • Format: EPUB, PDF, MOBI, FB2, TXT, Online
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Beautiful New York socialite Lily Bart finds herself alone and nearly penni as her thirtieth birthday approaches. To maintain her station in high society, Lily must wait for her miserly aunt to bequeath her fortune, or marry well. Bed with wit and charm, she doesn’t lack for suitors, yet the most socially acceptable candidates fail to capture Lily’s interest. Instead, she’s intrigued by a young lawyer who is unafraid to speak his mind.

One of literature’s most memorable characters, Lily paradoxically beguiles the very people she wishes would accept her. A social satire dressed in romantic ribbons, The House of Mirth pits the drive for status and wealth against the desire for love.

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Revised edition: Previously published as The House of Mirth, this edition of The House of Mirth (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.