Novels: The House of Mirth / The Reef / The Custom of the Country / The Age of Innocence (Library of America #30)
Publish date: May 12th 1986
Publisher: Library of America
Pages no: 1328
Edition language: English
Wharton's novel is a departure from what you expect in a novel of manners and it can even be described as depressing. The question of what are we to take from this is strong as it seems to chronicle a wasted life to serve as a lesson for others. It does show the the attractions and terrors of societ...
There is something about the way Wharton describes the very rich of late 1800s America, in The House of Mirth, that can only really be captured with the very delicate paper of this edition. Of the story, it is the imperfect natures of the characters that draws me in and the fact that, whilst they re...