The House of Mirth
Title : The House of Mirth
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ISBN : 1844082938
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 351 pages
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Tags : science-fiction, religion, suspense, girl, fiction, paranormal-romance

Book Review The House of Mirth First published in 1905, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles, portraying the moral, social and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities.Lily Bart, beautiful, witty and sophisticated, is accepted by old money and courted by the growing tribe of nouveaux riches Bu First published in 1905, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles, portraying the moral, social and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities.Lily Bart, beautiful, witty and sophisticated, is accepted by old money and courted by the growing tribe of nouveaux riches But as she nears thirty, her foothold becomes precarious a poor girl with expensive tast More at http://www.thephotoroll.com/php_uploads


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  • Samadrita
    Samadrita

    On occasions like this, I rue the absence of a tragedy shelf or some variation of the same because mere melancholia seems too modest, too equivocal a word to convey the kind of heartbreak Lily Bart s story inflicted on me.It is, perhaps, apposite that I came to this with my mind still fresh from Anita Desai s stirring homage to a resolutely single, unsung fictional heroine who holds together a disintegrating family, unacknowledged, misunderstood, left behind and forgotten

  • Jason
    Jason

    Lily Bart, the protagonist of Edith Wharton s stunning first novel, is introduced to the reader as a young woman traveling within high society While her blood and wealth may place her on the fringe of that society, her pale beauty as it is continuously characterized throughout the novel elevates her within its ranks Lily is marriage material And within Manhattan s high society at the turn of the century, women are meant to marry and in order to marry women are meant to maintain a reputat

  • Glenn Sumi
    Glenn Sumi

    Poor, lovely Lily BartHer tragic storywill break your heartShe runs in the best circles Wears the right clothesAnd flirts with rich menBut everyone knowsThat she needs to marrySomeone and fast At 29 her looks won t lastShe s ringing up debtsBorrowing from menAnd displeasing their wivesNot to mention her friend Lawrence Selden, a lawyer but not very rich It s Gilded Age New York And life s a bitch If you re not old money Like the Trenors, DorsetsAnd that odd Percy GryceThe most you can do is p

  • Dolors
    Dolors

    Edith Wharton sets the New York social stage of the early twentieth century for a succession of short scenes that glitter with glossy superficiality Lightning, backdrops and lush costumes are put on display to create a natural effect in this tableaux vivant of a novel, where Lily Bart stands out as the most stunning living painting ever She is the leading actress of this theatrical narrative, a delicate flower bred for exhibition and ornament whose beauty shines with the precise effortless gra

  • Sidharth Vardhan
    Sidharth Vardhan

    Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury It was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in Veblen in his Theory of Leisure Class written six years before this book argues that one of the way leisure class show their wealth is by maintaining people who will sit idly for them The chief example is of wives, where richest men do not want their wives to be doing paid jobs do and own charities yes, art exhibitions yes, partying yes, just not doing an

  • Joe Valdez
    Joe Valdez

    Reading Edith Wharton s second novel The House of Mirth was like being kidnapped by Barbary pirates and held for ransom for ten fortnights not a comfort, but an adventure Published in 1905, this tale of Miss Lily Bart a young woman held prisoner by New York high society for her grace and beauty until her dependence on wealthy patrons makes her vulnerable to their whims carried me off against my will and held me with jeweled prose, breathless detail to character and droll wit Wharton s m

  • Duane
    Duane

    I have read almost all of Edith Wharton s writing I have the highest regard for her work She was overshadowed by Fitzgerald and Hemingway in her day but even so she won the Pulitzer prize in 1921 for her novel The Age of Innocence The House of Mirth was one of her early novels and my favorite, although I like all of her novels.Lily Bart, the protagonist in The House of Mirth, is such a captivating and tragic figure that she has stayed in my mind for years Of course, creating great characters

  • Henry Avila
    Henry Avila

    Lily Bart, born poor but from a blue blood family, grew up privileged, well her mother pretended they had wealth, always telling her hard working husband, she will not live like a pig He succumbs to an early grave, broke, at the turn of the century 20th , that is, the mother spends money, they haven t got, going to Europe, buying expensive clothes, jewelry, furniture, all for the sake of appearances, their friends, in High Society are very well to do Since childhood, Lily is told one thing

  • KOHEY.Y.
    KOHEY.Y.

    I know many authors who can write beautiful scenes beautifully,but there are few who can also write sad scenes as beautifully as Wharton.Yes,she is a real pro at love tragedies.When reading,sometimes I cynically wonder if each description and character gangs together to dig nasty holes here and there,even though the heroine tries every possible effort to get herself out of them.The story line is simple and easily predictable,which leaves it to your imagination why each character thinks and acts

  • Fabian
    Fabian

    The House of Mirth just might be to The Age of Innocence what Tom Sawyer is to Huck Finn that is, only a stepping stone towards further greatness although why I used that Twain analogy is a mystery even to me I find that brand of American Lit a wee bit overrated Age of Innocence is stupendous utterly amazing On the other hand, The House of Mirth describes the downward spiral of one, Miss Lily Bart, misunderstood by her social set, her particular New York niche Her story is a

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