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Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

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Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

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The House Of Mirth is one of Edith Wharton’s rare and genuine masterpieces; an enchanting work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways.  It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time, and is one of her major achievements.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1905.
* Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence: A Cultural and Historical Perspective, by historian Elizabeth Keegan Birdsong.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937), one of the greatest of American authors, transformed the art of fiction. The Pulitzer Prize winning author of numerous novels and short stories, including The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence, and The Descent of Man, she is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern novel.  

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