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The House of Mirth (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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"Uniquely authentic among American novels of manners." --Louis Auchincloss The House of Mirth is the novel that first established the literary reputation of Pulitzer Prize-winner Edith Wharton. In it, she honed her devastating acerbic style, created one of her most memorable heroines in Lily Bart, and discovered her defining theme: the vulgarity, greed, human frailty, and false social values that form the true foundation of New York society.

Synopsis:

Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City. She is 29 and seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of wealth. Her quest comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man.

Synopsis:

From the esteemed author of The Age of Innocence--a black comedy about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. Lily Bart's quest to find a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of the rich comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being a wealthy man's mistress.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii-xxviii).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140187298
Introduction:
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin
Notes by:
Wolff, Cynthia
Introduction by:
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin
Introduction:
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin
Author:
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin
Author:
Wolff, Cynthia
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Single women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
93-15
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.73x5.03x.66 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140187298 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City. She is 29 and seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of wealth. Her quest comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man.
"Synopsis" by , From the esteemed author of The Age of Innocence--a black comedy about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. Lily Bart's quest to find a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of the rich comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being a wealthy man's mistress.

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