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House of Mirth (Version 3)

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By: (1862-1937)

House of Mirth is a compelling novel that delves into the intricacies of high society in early 20th century New York. The main character, Lily Bart, struggles to navigate the expectations and restrictions imposed upon her by society, leading to her eventual downfall. Edith Wharton expertly crafts a story filled with themes of love, betrayal, and the pursuit of social status.

Wharton's prose is elegant and precise, drawing the reader into Lily's world and allowing them to empathize with her struggles. The characters are complex and multifaceted, adding depth and richness to the narrative. The exploration of class distinctions and gender roles adds layers of complexity to the story, making it both thought-provoking and engaging.

Overall, House of Mirth is a captivating novel that offers a nuanced portrayal of a woman's struggle to find her place in a world that is unforgiving and harsh. Wharton's keen observations and sharp wit make this novel a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers today.

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The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love. She sabotages all her possible opportunities for a wealthy marriage, loses the esteem of her social circle, and dies young, poor, and alone.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 7, 2014
Subject: House of Mirth
The narrator/reader is excellent. Want to hear him hit a sci fi or mystery! But for all his good reading the book starts centering on the tough road of women, why, when and how. I quit listening. Too boring.
Reviewer: - October 4, 2013
Wonderful reading! I keep returning to this book again and again!


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