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The House of Mirth


At twenty-nine, Lily Bart dazzles at New York balls and soirees, but she knows that her days as a fascinating beauty are numbered, as she has not yet ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Wonderful and tragic to a point

by Jigglyman on Aug 1, 2008

The House of Mirth is about the tragic fall from grace of a beautiful New York socialite, Lily Bart. The story chronicles her desperate search for a husband as society gradually rejects her. Edith Wharton writes a very revealing, critical study of high-class society in the Gilded Age that is fascinating ... More

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