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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher Place: Herts
Publisher Year: 1997
Description: 294 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, aged 29, beautiful, impoverished and in need of a rich husband to safeguard her place in the social elite, and to support her expensive habits - her clothes, her charities and her gambling. Unwilling to marry without both love and money, Lily becomes vulnerable to the kind of gossip and slander which attach to a girl who has been on the marriage market for too long. Wharton charts the course of Lilys life, providing, along the way, a wider picture of a society in transition, a rapidly changing New York where the old certainties of manners, morals and family have disappeared and the individual has become an expendable commodity.