The House of Mirth
ISBN 9780140187298 | 368 pages | 01 May 1993 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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"Uniquely authentic among American novels of manners." --Louis Auchincloss The House of Mirth is the novel that first established the literary reputation of Pulitzer Prize-winner Edith Wharton. In it, she honed her devastating acerbic style, created one of her most memorable heroines in Lily Bart, and discovered her defining theme: the vulgarity, greed, human frailty, and false social values that form the true foundation of New York society.