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The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
by Edith Wharton


 
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New York, NY: Macmillan Collector's Library (2017)

Pocket-sized hardback in dust jacket.

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Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

Lilly Bart is twenty-nine, beautiful and charming. She has expensive tastes, loves to gamble and socializes with the immensely wealthy upper-class families of New York. But her meager finances are dwindling. Given the restrictions imposed by society, her only hope of financial security is to find a suitable husband.

However, Lilly has an independence of spirit which stands in the way of her committing to the suitors available to her. As her options diminish, her friends become her enemies and her situation grows increasing perilous.

Through the prism of Lilly’s life, Edith Wharton has written a witty and piercingly insightful dark satire about the over privileged and morally dubious society of early twentieth-century New York. With a new introduction by author Danuta Reah.

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