The House of Mirth: 100th Anniversary Edition (Google eBook)
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 twentieth 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VeritysVeranda - LibraryThing
There is something about the way Wharton describes the very rich of late 1800s America, in The House of Mirth, that can only really be captured with the very delicate paper of this edition. Of the ... Read full review
My Dear Friend Lily BartUser Review - Overstock.com
"...but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." And so, this book is filled with fools of society. They are painted as vain, materialistic, selfish, driven superficially by the society they live ... Read full review