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Publisher Description

House of Mirth is written in the style of a novel of manners, set against the backdrop of the 1890s New York aristocracy, it is considered American literary naturalism. Wharton places her tragic heroine, Lily Bart, in a society that she describes as a "hot-house of traditions and conventions."

House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love. She sabotages all her possible opportunities for a wealthy marriage, loses the esteem of her social circle, and dies young, poor, and alone.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
May 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
518
Pages
PUBLISHER
BookRix
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
1.2
MB

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