House of Mirth

House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton
Publisher: Dover Publications
Mass market paperback, 268 pages
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Wharton's first literary success, set amid fashionable New York society, reveals the hypocrisy and destructive effects of the city's social circle on the character of Lily Bart. Impoverished but well-born, Lily must secure her future by acquiring a wealthy husband; but her downfall—initiated by a romantic indiscretion—results in gambling debts and social disasters.

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