The House of Mirth (Twentieth-Century Classics)

The House of Mirth (Twentieth-Century Classics) Author Edith Wharton
ISBN-10 0140187294
ISBN-13 9780140187298
Year 1993-05-01
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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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 For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators

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