The House of Mirth

Product Number: WEB300770
Released: 14 Jan, 2016
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years
ISBN: #9781471152481
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Description

A bestseller when it was originally published nearly a century ago, Wharton's first literary success was set amid the previously unexplored territory of fashionable, turn-of-the-century New York society, an area with which she was intimately familiar. The tragic love story reveals the destructive effects of wealth and social hypocrisy on Lily Bart, a ravishing beauty. Impoverished but well-born, Lily realizes a secure future depends on her acquiring a wealthy husband. Her downfall begins with a romantic indiscretion, intensifies with an accumulation of gambling debts, and climaxes in a maelstrom of social disasters. More a tale of social exclusion than of failed love, The House of Mirthreveals Wharton's compelling gifts as a storyteller and her clear-eyed observations of the savagery beneath the well-bred surface of high society.

Author(s): Edith Wharton
Original Publish Date: 14 Jan, 2016

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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
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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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Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB316677
Released: 01 Jul, 1997
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Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439104712
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB106777
Released: 29 Jan, 2013
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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): Wanda McCaddon
Product Number OB23650
Released: 15 Dec, 2008
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
ISBN: #9781400190355
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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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