Sale!

The House of Mirth

$49.00 $5.00

in stock



SKU: 0000295 Categories: | Tags: |

Product Description

The House of Mirth (1905), a novel by Edith Wharton (1862–1937), tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City’s high society around the turn of the last century. Wharton creates a portrait of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects are becoming ever more limited. The House of Mirth traces Lily’s slow two-year social descent from privilege to a tragically lonely existence on the margins of society. Wharton uses Lily as an attack on “an irresponsible, grasping and morally corrupt upper class.” (309-310)

From Wikipedia

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The House of Mirth”