The house of mirth

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A literary sensation when it was published by Scribners in 1905, The House of Mirth quickly established Edith Wharton as the most important American woman of letters in the twentieth century. The first American novel to provide a devastatingly accurate portrait of New York's aristocracy, it is the story of the beautiful and beguiling Lily Bart and her ill-fated attempt to rise to the heights of a heartless society in which, ultimately, she has no part.
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auth_author2 Berneis, Susie., Caruso, Barbara., McCaddon, Wanda., Meyers, Jeffrey.
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display_description The beautiful, much-desired Lily Bart has been raised to be one of the perfect wives of the wealthy upper class, but her spark of character and independent drive prevents her from becoming one of the many women who will succeed in those circles. Though her desire for a comfortable life means that she cannot marry for love without money, her resistance to the rules of the social elite endangers her many marriage proposals. As Lily spirals down into debt and dishonor, her story takes on the resonance of classic tragedy. The House of Mirth is a lucid, disturbing analysis of the stifling limitations imposed upon women of author Edith Wharton's generation. Herself born into Old New York Society, Wharton watched as an entirely new set of people living by new codes of conduct entered the metropolitan scene. In telling the story of Lily Bart, Wharton recasts the age-old themes of family, marriage, and money in ways that transform the traditional novel of manners into an arrestingly modern tale of one woman's struggle to succeed.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Single women -- Fiction, Single women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction, Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
title_display The house of mirth
title_full The house of Mirth / Edith Wharton ; with an introduction and notes by Jeffrey Meyers, The house of mirth / Edith Wharton, The house of mirth [electronic resource] / Edith Wharton, The house of mirth [electronic resource] Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937., The house of mirth [sound recording] / by Edith Wharton
title_short The house of mirth
topic_facet Single women, Social classes, Social life and customs, Upper class