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The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

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Description:

The beautiful, much-desired Lily Bart has been raised to be one of the perfect wives of the wealthy upper class, but her spark of character and independent drive prevents her from becoming one of the many women who will succeed in those circles. Though her desire for a comfortable life means that she cannot marry for love without money, her resistance to the rules of the social elite endangers her many marriage proposals. As Lily spirals down into debt and dishonor, her story takes on the resonance of classic tragedy. The House of Mirth is a lucid, disturbing analysis of the stifling limitations imposed upon women of author Edith Wharton's generation. Herself born into Old New York Society, Wharton watched as an entirely new set of people living by new codes of conduct entered the metropolitan scene. In telling the story of Lily Bart, Wharton recasts the age-old themes of family, marriage, and money in ways that transform the traditional novel of manners into an arrestingly modern tale of one woman's struggle to succeed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

12h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:41


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

21:12


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

33:44


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:47


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

25:28


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

24:14


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

27:21


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

28:10


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

20:26


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

17:51


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

26:08


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

22:13


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

42:17


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

27:26


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

28:13


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

30:12


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

27:36


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

23:40


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

23:30


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

25:25


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

17:35


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

26:59


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

21:03


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

32:37


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

18:14


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:24


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

29:41


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

13:10


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

00:24