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Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

Books by Edith Wharton

by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth is the novel that first established the literary reputation of Pulitzer Prize-winner Edith Wharton. In it, she honed her devastating acerbic style, created one of her most memorable heroines in Lily Bart, and discovered her defining theme: the vulgarity, greed, human frailty, and false social values that form the true foundation of New York society.

by Edith Wharton - Classics, Fiction, Romance

Newland Archer, an eligible young man of the establishment, is about to announce his engagement, when Countess Olenska is introduced into the circle. A passionate bond develops between the two. But Archer's life has no place for passion, and he finds himself drawn into a bitter conflict between love and duty.