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The House of Mirth

ISBN 10: 1598530550 / 1-59853-055-0
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Publisher: Library of America
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
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"Some of these pieces admirably display Wharton's high cultural standards, incisive critical eye, and conservative literary tastes, but many are works only the most devoted Whartonian would need to read."

R. W. B. Lewis

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"Her essays are of interest chiefly because they enact the intellectual and cultural adventures of a woman of letters, disciplined perceiver of architecture, gardens and interior decoration, and reader of solid books in science and philosophy as well as belles-lettres....[T]hey disclose a novelist who...clung to...'final values' and traditional ways....[T]he critical essay wasn't the happiest medium for her playful severities."

Kirkus, 10/15/1996

 

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Book Description: Library of America, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 206 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. ?If there is a more highly regarded female American author of the twentieth century, her name doesn?t readily come to mind.? --John Updike Born in 1862 into an exclusive New York society?against whose rigid mores she often rebelled?Edith Wharton bridged the literary worlds of two continents and two centuries in her rich and glamorous life. The House of Mirth (1905), her tenth book, is the story of young Lily Bart and her tragic sojourn among the upper class of turn-of-the- century New York, touching upon the insidious effects of social convention and the sexual and financial aggression to which free-spirited women were exposed. ?A frivolous society, ? Wharton wrote, ?can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys.? Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America series and introduced by today s most distinguished scholars and writers. Each book features a detailed chronology of the author s life and career, and essay on the choice of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Edith Wharton: Novels, volume number 30 in the Library of America series. It is joined in the series by three companion volumes, gathering novellas, short stories, and other writing by Edith Wharton. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781598530551

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