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Title:The House of Mirth
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Virago
ISBN:1844082938
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Number of Pages:351
Category:Classics, Literature, Fiction, Historical fiction

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Nina Bawden

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The House of Mirth First published in THE HOUSE OF MIRTH shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles portraying the moral social and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities .

Lily Bart beautiful witty and sophisticated is accepted by old money and courted by the growing tribe of nouveaux riches But as she nears thirty her foothold becomes precarious a poor girl with expensive tastes she needs a husband to preserve her social standing and to maintain her in the luxury she has come to expect Whilst many have sought her something fastidiousness or integrity prevents her from making a suitable match

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The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers, Ethan Frome, Summer, The Glimpses of the Moon, The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, Roman Fever and Other Stories, The Custom of the Country, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction
Nan and Jinny St George have both wealth and beauty in generous supply In the New York society of the s however only those with old money can achieve the status of the elite and it is here that the sisters seem doomed to failure br br Nan s new governess Laura Testvalley herself an outsider takes pity on their plight and launches them instead on the unsuspecting British aristocracy Lords dukes marquesses and MPs it seems not only appreciate beauty but also the money that New York s i nouveaux riches i can supply br br A love story of love and marriage among the old and new moneyed classes i The Buccaneers i is a delicately perceptive portrayal of a world on the brink of change, Set in the posh milieu that Wharton knew so intimately The Glimpses of the Moon is a sweeping portrait of a couple caught up in the trappings of privilege and driven by a reckless all consuming ambition, These short works display Wharton s talent as a satirist skilled at dissecting the elements of emotional subtleties moral ambiguities and the implications of social constrictions Cythina Griffin Wolfe from the Introduction br br Roman fever br Xingu br The other two br Souls belated br The angel at the grave br The last asset br After Holbein br Autres temps, Considered by some to be her finest work Edith Wharton s Summer created a sensation when first published in as it was one of the first novels to deal honestly with a young woman s sexual awakening Summer is the story of proud and independent Charity Royall a child of mountain moonshiners adopted by a family in a poor New England town who has a passionate love affair with Lucius Harney an educated young man from the city Wharton broke the conventions of woman s romantic fiction by making Charity a thoroughly contemporary woman in touch with her feelings and sexuality yet kept from love and the larger world she craves by the overwhelming pressures of environment and heredity Praised for its realism and candor by such writers as Joseph Conrad and Henry James and compared to Flaubert s Madame Bovary Summer was one of Wharton s personal favorites of all her novels and remains as fresh and relevant today as when it was first written