The penguin english library edition of the house of mirth by edith wharton other books in this series 45 off frankenstein mary shelley 22 sep 2016 paperback us617 us1125 save us508 add to basket dr jekyll and mr hyde robert louis stevenson 29 nov 2012. Edith wharton author janet beer editor elizabeth nolan editor the editors set the house of mirth in the context of european as well as american novelistic practices this classic american novel is now available in a broadview edition that includes a critical introduction and a rich selection of contextual documents. Published in 1905 the house of mirth was the first widely recognized work by american author edith whartonit tells the story of young socialite lily bart struggling to find her place among the early 20th century new york elite wharton traces lilys slow but steady two year descent from social privilege to a lonely existence on the margins of society and tragic end. Janet beer is the author of edith whartons the house of mirth 435 avg rating 23 ratings 3 reviews published 2007 kate chopins the awakening 36. Introduction and notes by janet beer manchester metropolitan university the house of mirth tells the story of lily bart aged 29 beautiful impoverished and in need of a rich husband to safeguard her place in the social elite and to support her expensive habits her clothes her charities and her gambling
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