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The house of mirth ([New] ed.)

By: Wharton, Edith Wolff, Cynthia(Introduction by)

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0140187294 / 9780140187298
Paperback
813.52
25/11/1993
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Classics
20 cm xxviii, 338 p.
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Quiz No: 212091, Points 26.00, Book Level 9.70,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. This ed. originally published: 1985.

A black comedy of manners about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others.

The beautiful Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City - people whose millions were made in railroads, shipping, land speculation and banking.

In this morally and aesthetically bankrupt world, Lily, age twenty-nine, seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of wealth.

But her quest comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man.

Exiled from her familiar world of artificial conventions, Lily finds life impossible.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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