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The House of Mirth is the story of Lily Bart and her struggle for financial independence.
Mirth is an excellent novel, finely crafted, beautifully written and alive with Wharton's darkly humorous outlook.
A note to those who may be reading this book for the first time: read the story first, not the introduction.
Wonderfully written. I had never read this before and couldn't put it down.Published 11 days ago by Shelley E. Palmer
This wonderful classic takes place in the early 20th century. It offers the reader a glimpse into the glittering world of wealthy society in New York during that time period. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Bibiana M.
I enjoyed it, but it is VERY old fashioned and soap operaish.Published 28 days ago by Barbara Corday
Great author and book. Wharton does an excellent job of unveiling societal narrowness and limitations on women in her day.Published 1 month ago by dale j rosenberg
What a story! A woman who tries to have some self respect and independence falls into the trap of others. In the end, she cannot survive and kills herself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gaston Philippe
This was recommended on The Slate Culture Gabfest podcast so I thought I would give it a try to fill in some of my classics reading. I really liked it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Sullivan