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The House of Mirth: (RED edition) - Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth: (RED edition)
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At twenty-nine, Lily Bart dazzles at New York balls and soireés, but she knows that her days as a fascinating beauty are numbered, as she has not yet found a husband. But when she is accused of an affair with a wealthy married man, Lily is set to lose her life of luxury, her stability, and any... show more
At twenty-nine, Lily Bart dazzles at New York balls and soireés, but she knows that her days as a fascinating beauty are numbered, as she has not yet found a husband. But when she is accused of an affair with a wealthy married man, Lily is set to lose her life of luxury, her stability, and any hopes for the future. Books that save lives come in one colour. Choose (Penguin Classics) RED, Save Lives Penguin Classics has partnered with (PRODUCT) RED to bring you our selection of some of the best books ever written. We will be contributing 50% of the profits from the sale of (Penguin Classics) RED editions to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Now great books can help save lives. Learn more about the Penguin Classics RED series.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141194349 (0141194340)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 352
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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