The House of Mirth (Great Classics #65) (Paperback)

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This is book number 65 in the Great Classics series.


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Lily Bart, a beautiful but impoverished socialite, is on her way to a house party at Bellomont, the country home of her best friend, Judy Trenor. Her pressing task is to find a husband with the requisite wealth and status to maintain her place in New York society. Judy has arranged for her to meet the wealthy though boring Percy Gryce, a potential suitor. Lily grew up surrounded by elegance and luxury-an atmosphere she cannot live without as she has learned to abhor "dinginess." The loss of her father's wealth and the death of her parents left her an orphan without inheritance or a caring protector. She adapts to life as ward of her straight-laced aunt Julia Peniston from whom she receives an erratic allowance, a fashionable address, and good food, but little succor.

Lily Bart is clever and charming, but after spending years living independently, she finds herself approaching spinsterhood with dwindling prospects. The book follows her increasingly-desperate attempts to secure her future while retaining her independence and her place in society.

Beautifully written by Edith Wharton, the character of Lily Bart stays with you long after you close the book.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781539417439
ISBN-10: 1539417433
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: October 8th, 2016
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Great Classics