Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth

First appearing in Scribner’s Magazine as a monthly serial, The House of Mirth was a runaway bestseller upon its release as a full-length novel in 1905. Hailed as “a fireworks display of brilliantly sardonic social satire deepened by a story of thwarted love” by the Wall Street Journal, it was the first popular and critical success for Edith Wharton, who went on to become the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize. Since its initial publication, The House of Mirth has been adapted into two feature films and continues to captivate modern readers.
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Impressions

    b1651945698shared an impression24 days ago
    👍Worth reading

    Tragic ending

    Sangeetha Appurajshared an impression3 years ago
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    A good read

    Nast Huertashared an impressionlast year
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    🌴Beach Bag Book
    💧Soppy

Quotes

    sucreandzeushas quoted4 years ago
    how can they see you in these holes where we're stuck?" That was the burden
    rexdrblhas quoted5 months ago
    even her weeping
    was an art
    rexdrblhas quoted5 months ago
    “Why do we call all our
    generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths? Isn’t it a
    sufficient condemnation of society to find one’s self accepting
    such phraseology?

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