PHILIP DOSSICK

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The House of Mirth

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The House of Mirth

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The House Of Mirth has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.  

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary colossus, Edith Wharton.

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.

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.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937), one of the greatest 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.  

PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, and Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, The Deposition, and Vincent Van Gogh: Madness And Magic.

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