The House of Mirth

Author:   Edith Wharton ,  Anna Fields ,  Anna Fields ,  Anna Fields
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
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9781605147277


Publication Date:   01 April 2008
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The House of Mirth


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An immensely popular bestseller when published in 1905, The House of Mirth was Edith Whartons 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. From her tragic attraction to bachelor lawyer Lawrence Seldon to her desperate relationship with social-climbing Rosedale, Lily is all too much a product of the world indicated by the title, a phrase taken from Ecclesiastes: The heart of fools is in the house of mirth. For it is Lilys very specialness that threatens the elegance and fulfillment she seeks in life.

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Author:   Edith Wharton ,  Anna Fields ,  Anna Fields ,  Anna Fields
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint:   Blackstone Audiobooks
ISBN:  

9781605147277


ISBN 10:   1605147273
Publication Date:   01 April 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Pre-recorded MP3 player
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

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