The House Of Mirth

By Edith Wharton

One of this wonderful American writer’s Old New York novels, which depicts a time, a place, and above all, a society so that we live in it as we read – surely the mark of a great book.
~ Susan Hill

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Publish Date: 1905

A black comedy of manners, The House of Mirth is the story of the beautiful Lily Bart and her quest for a wealthy husband amongst New York City’s nouveaux riches. Eager to find a man who can provide her money and status, she struggles with her innermost desire to break free from the conventions of high society and marry for love, but her efforts will be thwarted by a ruinous scandal…