House of Mirth
Scribner Book Company

House of Mirth

  • Publish Date: 2001-01-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Edith Wharton

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A literary sensation when it was published by Scribners in 1905, The House of Mirth quickly established Edith Wharton as the most important American woman of letters in the twen- tieth century. The first American novel to provide a devastatingly accurate portrait of New York's aristocracy, it is the story of the beautiful and beguiling Lily Bart and her ill-fated attempt to rise to the heights of a heartless society in which, ultimately, she has no part.

A brilliantly satiric yet sensitive exploration of manners and morality, The House of Mirth marked Wharton's transformation from an amateur to a professional writer and figures among her most important works.

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