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The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is the story of Lily Bart, a well-born, but penniless woman of the high society of New York City, who was raised and educated to become wife to a rich man, a hothouse flower for conspicuous consumption. As an unmarried woman with gambling debts and an uncertain future, Lily is destroyed by the society who created her. Written in the style of a novel of manners, The House of Mirth was the fourth novel by Edith Wharton (1862–1937), which tells the story of Lily Bart against the background of the high-society of upper class New York City of the 1890s; as a genre novel, The House of Mirth (1905) is an example of American literary naturalism.

The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is the story of Lily Bart, a well-born, but penniless woman of the high society of New York City, who was raised and educated to become wife to a rich man, a hothouse flower for conspicuous consumption. As an unmarried woman with gambling debts and an uncertain future, Lily is destroyed by the society who created her. Written in the style of a novel of manners, The House of Mirth was the fourth novel by Edith Wharton (1862–1937), which tells the story of Lily Bart against the background of the high-society of upper class New York City of the 1890s; as a genre novel, The House of Mirth (1905) is an example of American literary naturalism.
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is the story of Lily Bart, a well-born, but penniless woman of the high society of New York City, who was raised and educated to become wife to a rich man, a hothouse flower for conspicuous consumption. As an unmarried woman with gambling debts and an uncertain future, Lily is destroyed by the society who created her. Written in the style of a novel of manners, The House of Mirth was the fourth novel by Edith Wharton (1862–1937), which tells the story of Lily Bart against the background of the high-society of upper class New York City of the 1890s; as a genre novel, The House of Mirth (1905) is an example of American literary naturalism.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alice Johnson

Length:

12h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:24