The House of Mirth (Paperback)

Edith Wharton

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This is a black comedy of manners about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. The beautiful Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City - people whose millions were made in railroads, shipping, land speculation and banking. In this morally and aesthetically bankrupt world, Lily, age twenty-nine, seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of wealth. But her quest comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man. Exiled from her familiar world of artificial conventions, Lily finds life impossible.


Product Details

  • Product code: ADCMJ
  • ISBN: 9780140187298
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 368
  • Publish date: 27/01/1994

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