The House of Mirth (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction] - Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

By Edith Wharton

  • Release Date: 2005-01-28
  • Genre: Classics
  • ℗ © 2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Summary : The House of Mirth (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

The House of Mirth was Edith Wharton's first great novel. Set among the elegant brownstones of New York City and opulent country houses like gracious Bellomont on the Hudson, the novel creates a satiric portrayal of what Wharton herself called "a society of irresponsible pleasure-seekers" with a precision comparable to that of Proust. And her brilliant and complex characterization of the doomed Lily Bart, whose stunning beauty and dependence on marriage for economic survival reduce her to a decorative object, becomes an incisive commentary on the nature and status of women in that society.

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