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The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton, Anna Quindlen
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... show more
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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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780451527561 (0451527569)
ASIN: 451527569
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.5 The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
This is a well-written, engaging classic with complex characters and psychological insight, though a depressingly predictable story. Published in 1905 and set in the wealthy New York society of the late nineteenth century, this feels in many ways like a 19th century British novel, populated by indep...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it
4.0 The House of Mirth
This was a rather depressing novel than I thought it would be. The story is extremely melancholic from the beginning till the very end. Though the story here moves at a snail's pace but it is compensated by beautiful writing!Lily Bart the protagonist is one of the most complicated character I have e...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
5.0 The House of Mirth
I read this book calmly , but grimly, since at some point, after another frustrating event, I googled the ending and I found this text, among others - an interesting read), and overall would give this book 4 stars - simply because it is not as excellent narration- and scope-wise as The Age of Innoce...
Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
5.0 1905: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Completely amazing. Upon finishing the book earlier this year, I wrote the above fragment. After I had a chance to digest the book, I posted a review of it in various other places, which I am now posting here. I want to elaborate on why I found this book to be completely amazing. This was onl...
Lobo
Lobo rated it
3.0 A vigasság háza
http://olvasonaplo.freeblog.hu/archives/2011/07/13/Edith_Wharton_A_vigassag_haza/
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