The House of Mirth

Product Number: EB00613943
Released: Jan 14, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
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.

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

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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Barbara Caruso
Product Number C2908
Released: Sep 13, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419310997
eBook
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00051206
Released: Aug 22, 2013
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781470398798
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00610734
Released: May 21, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780008110598
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00155795
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: #9780553904451
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00733168
Released: Aug 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780735252462
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00670734
Released: May 17, 2016
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ISBN: #9781467787352
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00691553
Released: Dec 13, 2016
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504042314
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00676757
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625584236
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Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number EB00415892
Released: Jun 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books
ISBN: #9781927854563
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Barbara Caruso
Product Number 3A620
Released: Aug 05, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419312397
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Edith Wharton
Narrator(s): Barbara Caruso
Product Number 3C152
Released: Feb 22, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419312410
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Edith Wharton
Product Number 12305
Released: Aug 10, 2001
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Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553213201

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