The House of Mirth

eAudio - unabridged
(12.12 hours)
Product Number: OB23650
Released: 15 Dec, 2008
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781400190355
Narrator(s): Wanda McCaddon
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
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The beautiful, much-desired Lily Bart has been raised to be one of the perfect wives of the wealthy upper class, but her spark of character and independent drive prevents her from becoming one of the many women who will succeed in those circles. Though her desire for a comfortable life means that she cannot marry for love without money, her resistance to the rules of the social elite endangers her many marriage proposals. As Lily spirals down into debt and dishonor, her story takes on the resonance of classic tragedy. The House of Mirth is a lucid, disturbing analysis of the stifling limitations imposed upon women of author Edith Wharton's generation. Herself born into Old New York Society, Wharton watched as an entirely new set of people living by new codes of conduct entered the metropolitan scene. In telling the story of Lily Bart, Wharton recasts the age-old themes of family, marriage, and money in ways that transform the traditional novel of manners into an arrestingly modern tale of one woman's struggle to succeed.

Author(s): Edith Wharton
Imprint: Tantor Audio
Original Publish Date: 15 Dec, 2008

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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number LP2778
Released: 01 Aug, 2012
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471205972
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB303101
Released: 28 Dec, 2012
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years
ISBN: #9781625584236
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB75948
Released: 25 Jul, 2012
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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: #9780141974217
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB149148
Released: 13 Dec, 2016
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504042314
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number WEB300770
Released: 14 Jan, 2016
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
ISBN: #9781471152481
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Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB316677
Released: 01 Jul, 1997
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439104712
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB106777
Released: 29 Jan, 2013
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
Publisher: Vintage Digital
ISBN: #9781446468722
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number WEB45510
Released: 30 Dec, 2013
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
ISBN: #9781304739711
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Barbara Caruso
Genre: Classics
Product Number OB9236
Released: 01 Jan, 1989
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ISBN: #9781449875893
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Susie Berneis
Genre: Classics
Product Number OB31886
Released: 10 Aug, 2015
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781624069987

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